Gattuso: ‘Milik out, Koulibaly could stay’

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso confirms Arkadiusz Milik is out of the squad, but ‘Kalidou Koulibaly won’t leave unless the club gets his asking price.’

Milik was left out of today’s 4-0 friendly win over Pescara amid negotiations with Roma, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur.

“We were very clear with Milik last year, we told him that he had to renew his contract, but he refused to do so and knows our view on this,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.

The Poland international’s deal only runs to June 2021, so he must leave this summer or risk going as a free agent.

“If Arek doesn’t find another club, then it won’t be an easy situation for him, because we have already signed another two forwards. There’s no room for him.”

However, Napoli are less strict with Koulibaly, who is wanted by Manchester City and PSG with negotiations dragging on for months.

“Koulibaly has a precise asking price, and if the club doesn’t get the money it is asking for, then he won’t leave.”

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