Date published: Monday 14th January 2019 1:54
Carlo Ancelotti says Kalidou Koulibaly is not looking to leave Napoli because of the racist abuse he received from supporters.
The centre-back was targeted by Inter Milan fans at the San Siro during the 1-0 defeat on Boxing Day, when Napoli wanted the game suspended.
A perceived lack of support from Serie A authorities has led to suggestions that Koulibaly may look to quit Napoli, with Manchester United among the defender’s suitors.
But Ancelotti has dismissed the notion that the racism row will lead to the 27-year-old’s exit.
“In England they write that Koulibaly can leave because of the problem of racism,” Ancelotti said.
“I do not think so, Koulibaly is happy in Naples, he’s upset like others, but it will not be a trigger for a goodbye.
“He never showed it, he wants to stay in Naples and in Italy, a country he likes very much.”