Saturday September 2 2017
Insigne €100m, Koulibaly €65m rejected

Napoli turned down €100m from Barcelona for Lorenzo Insigne and €65m from Manchester City for Kalidou Koulibaly, it’s reported.

The transfer session has closed for the summer and the Partenopei kept their squad essentially intact.

It wasn’t easy, claim La Gazzetta dello Sport, but President Aurelio De Laurentiis rejected massive proposals from abroad.

The Italian newspaper reports that Barcelona made a final offer worth €100m to tempt Insigne away from his hometown club, but Napoli slammed the door.

Barça failed to bring in any deadline day signings – the Spanish window closed last night – also missing out on Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.

La Gazzetta dello Sport also suggests Manchester City made a €65m proposal for Koulibaly, an increase of €10m on the offer Chelsea saw rejected last term.

It would’ve been a particularly damaging move, as Napoli will face Man City in the Champions League group stage.

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