The last time we checked in with the Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester United story, France Football were the ones running with it, claiming the Red Devils could ‘make an exception’ and go for the Senegal international in January.

A victim of racist abuse during Napoli’s game against Inter a few weeks ago, the player’s situation was said to possibly help the club get their man.

This then trickled into the English press, who reported a similar story over the weekend.

Despite this, Il Mattino, who are normally relatively clued in when it comes to the Italian side, explain that isn’t the case, seemingly dismissing the idea of a January exit for their club’s start defender.

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Furthermore, they deny the ‘problems tied to racism’ have complicated his situation at the club.

What they do believe could happen, however, is that Manchester United’s interest in the defender ‘will make itself known’ over the summer, hinting at a possible big money offer from the Premier League side once the season ends.

Something for fans to look forward to, then…