Before Kalidou Koulibaly moved to Chelsea, there’d been reports for years that Manchester United were interested.

There were even claims of an offer in the region of €100m, which will have come in the summer the Red Devils bought Harry Maguire.

Napoli were always against a sale and that went on so long that when they finally did part ways with him it was for far less than they’d originally wanted.

The defender hasn’t been a great success since his move to Chelsea and there’s already been claims he could be quickly moved on.

Il Mattino, Napoli’s local newspaper, report he could be set for a return to the Serie A club, as a replacement for Kim Min-jae, who ‘goes to Manchester United’.

The player’s move to Old Trafford is seen as certain, and Koulibaly returning on loan could be a solution for Napoli.

Chelsea would have to continue paying a percentage of his wages to make the move possible. What the Blues, and Koulibaly himself, would make of that isn’t clear.