Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has opened up on Kalidou Koulibaly’s move from the club to Chelsea this summer.
Koulibaly joined the Blues in a £33 million transfer.
However, De Laurentiis has now revealed he refused to sell the Senegal defender to Barcelona, because “they had no money”.
He told Radio Kiss Kiss: “Koulibaly wanted to leave, I told him: I can’t sell you to Barcelona as they had no money.
“Then we received a proposal from Chelsea, it was impossible to say no.
“I offered €6.5m/season to Koulibaly, he wanted to go.”