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Thursday March 5 2020
Koulibaly not risked against Barca

Kalidou Koulibaly will not be back in time to play in the return leg against Barcelona in the Champions League, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The newspaper reports that the Senegalese defender will not want to rush himself back, even if he is given the go ahead from the medical staff at the Azzurri.

Koulibaly was seen holding the back of his leg whilst hobbling along the side of the San Paolo pitch, as he came off after only five minutes in the 2-1 defeat against Parma.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
Koulibaly back in Napoli training

Kalidou Koulibaly is back in training with the Napoli squad, so could make his comeback in the Coppa Italia against Inter on Thursday.

The Senegal international managed only one appearance since suffering a serious thigh strain in the 2-1 defeat to Parma on December 14.

He returned and played 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to Lecce on February 9, but that aggravated the injury.

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Thursday February 27 2020
Koulibaly in strong links with PSG

Paris Saint-Germain’s link with Kalidou Koulibaly has been further strengthened after a report claiming that the Senegalese has bought a property in Paris.

Napoli are currently trying to fend off interested clubs and have slammed a €150m price tag on the influential centre-half.

But Calciomercato.com has reported that the two clubs are already negotiating and that the Ligue 1 giants have targeted the 28-year-old as the perfect replacement for Thiago Silva in the French capital.

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Monday February 24 2020
Koulibaly misses Barca clash

Napoli have announced their squad for the Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Barcelona, with Kalidou Koulibaly missing through injury.

The Senegalese defender has been out of action for the last several weeks with a thigh injury.

Therefore, the 28-year-old hasn’t made Rino Gattuso’s squad for the Partenopei’s clash against the Spanish giants.

Gattuso however does have a full squad to choose from, with new signings Diego Demme, Stanislav Lobotka and Matteo Politano all called up.

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Wednesday February 19 2020
Koulibaly to miss Barcelona?

Kalidou Koulibaly is still not training regularly with Napoli, so it’s feared he will miss both games with Brescia and Barcelona.

The Senegal international has been struggling since a serious thigh strain on December 15, only returning for one appearance against Lecce on February 9.

He looked very rusty and was left out of the squad for the trip to Cagliari, as coach Gennaro Gattuso confirmed the defender still felt pain in his thigh.

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Wednesday February 12 2020
Koulibaly out of Inter-Napoli

Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly out of tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final between Inter and Napoli, as he is still not fully fit.

It is the first leg at San Siro and kicks off at 19.45 GMT.

The Senegal international made his comeback from a hamstring injury at the weekend, featuring in Napoli’s 3-2 home defeat to Lecce.

That was his first appearance since December 14 and showed the centre-back in clearly rusty form.

According to multiple sources, Koulibaly will therefore be rested for tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final.

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Tuesday February 11 2020
Koulibaly calls for 'reaction'

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has apologised to the fans and urged his teammates to respond “as a real team” after the defeat to Lecce.

The Partenopei lost 3-2 to the Giallorossi last weekend and are stuck in the bottom half of Serie A after 23 games.

Napoli started the season in a bad way under Carlo Ancelotti and there were hopes of a resurrection under Gennaro Gattuso.

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Sunday February 9 2020
Koulibaly has €150m release clause

Kalidou Koulibaly returns from injury today and his Napoli future is in the headlines too, as Manchester United eye his €150m release clause.

The centre-back has been out of action for six weeks with a hamstring strain and Gennaro Gattuso announced he will start today’s Serie A match against Lecce.

Meanwhile, English and Italian media continue to speculate over where he will be playing next season.

Manchester United had already tried to purchase the Senegal international in the past, seeing an offer worth €106m rejected.

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Saturday February 8 2020
Gattuso: 'All to lose for Napoli'

Gennaro Gattuso confirms Kalidou Koulibaly “will start” against Lecce after seven weeks out, but Napoli “have everything to lose” in this game.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Koulibaly will certainly start tomorrow and I can only hope for the best,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Friday February 7 2020
Koulibaly to make Napoli return

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly could make his return for the side against Lecce after almost two months out, reports Il Mattino.

The Senegalese defender has been on the sidelines for the majority of Rino Gattuso’s stint on the Partenopei bench.

In fact, Koulibaly pulled up with an injury within the first five minutes of Gattuso’s first match in charge, in the 2-1 defeat to Parma, and hasn’t played since.

It was later revealed that the 28-year-old suffered a biceps femoris muscle injury, commonly known as a thigh strain.

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