Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their chase for Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, after the player's agent ruled him out of a move to Juventus.
The Senegalese is a target of top European clubs, including Italian champions, Juventus, who are looking to beef up their aging defence.
But his agent seems to have suggested that a move to Turin is near impossible, citing Koulibaly's strong relationship with the club and fans as the reason.
“Koulibaly at Juventus? He’s very close to Napoli, the club and above all to the city,” Bruno Satin said, on Radio Kiss Kiss per Calciomercato.
“I don’t think he would ever betray them to go to Juventus, but let’s not forget that they are professional players, so if you have the chance to play on important stages, you listen, even if I repeat he is very close to Napoli.”
This revelation by the agent will encourage the Red Devils who have made the 27-year-old their top target for next summer.
According to Napoli chairman, Aurelio De Laurentiis, United rejected a £95 million (€106m/$120m) bid last summer when Mourinho was still coach of the Manchester club.