Man United have received a huge blow in their quest to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly after Carlo Ancelotti dismissed the possibility of a transfer for the star, according to reports.
United have been in the market to sign a centre-back since the summer and they have been linked with a move to the Senegalese.
Koulibaly joined Napoli in the summer of 2014 and he has been one of the best players in his position in the Serie A ever since.
He was subjected to racist chants last month when Napoli suffered a defeat to Inter Milan in the League. He pleaded with the referee to suspend the game after he was sent off.
Ancelotti, who took over the reigns of the club last summer, confirmed interest in the star but dismissed a possible move for him.
“In England they write that Koulibaly can leave because of the problem of racism,” he said regarding the star who is on the radar of United.
“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.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that United are not desperate to sign new players until the summer.