NAPOLI manager Luciano Spaletti will resign if Kalidou Koulibaly leaves the club this summer, according to reports.
Koulibaly, 30, is one of the most sought-after defenders in world football.
Many clubs have tried to sign him over the years, but Napoli have refused to let him go.
Reports are suggesting that the defender wants to move away this summer, but Spaletti is now threatening to quit as manager if the club allow him to leave.
According to Corriere dello Sport as per Spanish outlet Sport, the 63-year-old has informed the club of his plans.
However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has already admitted that they cannot force the defender to stay.
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He said: "He is a symbol of Napoli, and if he wants to no longer be a symbol, he must decide.
"We must decide. We want Koulibaly to stay, but people can't be forced to stay.
"Everyone has their own dignity and needs. We respect everyone."
Various clubs have expressed an interest in signing Koulibaly, including Chelsea and Barcelona.
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The Blues are reportedly willing to offer him a contract worth £8.5million-a-year in order to tempt him to Stamford Bridge, but they will have to meet his £34m valuation first.
Thomas Tuchel's side are seeking defensive reinforcements this summer after losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, who both left on free transfers.
While Barcelona are also considering a swoop for the Napoli defender, their current financial crisis could prevent a deal from being completed.
The club's economic vice-president Eduard Romeu has revealed that they need half a billion Euros to avoid financial ruin, so they will have to sell a number of players before considering any additions.
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