Kalidou Koulibaly is “flattered by interest from top clubs, but there is a lot of motivation for me at Napoli and I want to keep improving here.”
The Senegal international has been valued at well over €100m and was the subject of a reported bidding war from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Arsenal.
Rai Sport asked him if he is now one of the best defenders in the world.
“I don’t know about that, but I am always trying to better myself. Since I first came here, my focus has always been to keep improving with Napoli.
“I am doing pretty well and want to keep improving here.”
Koulibaly was also questioned on the continuing speculation around offers from top teams.
“I am flattered and it’s pleasing to know, but I am concentrated only on Napoli and proving what I can do on the pitch. There is a lot of motivation for me at Napoli, we want to prove we’re at the top level and I want to keep improving here.”