Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has threatened to quit the club if star defender Kaldou Koulibaly is sold this summer.
The powerful defender is a man in demand this summer, with Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all keen on the 27-year-old.
The Senegal international has plied his trade with Napoli since 2014 and has made over 150 appearances for the Serie A side.
With numerous European giants circling around the highly-rated international, Koulibaly could well leave for Italy in a world-record deal for a defender.
However, talking to the media, reported by Calciomercato, cited by the Daily Express, Ancelotti threatened to leave the side if his star man was sold ahead of the new campaign.
If there is no Kalidou, I will not even come back from Canada.
A move to Anfield for Koulibaly appears to be unlikely, however, with another centre-back possibly on Jurgen Klopp’s wishlist, a potential deal could well be one to keep an eye on over the coming months
Four possible incomings at Anfield this summer
Real Betis’ Firpo has been identified by Jurgen Klopp as the man to cover star left-back, Andy Robertson, next season. Liverpool have yet to make a formal offer for the youngster who impressed in Spain.
The Reds have been tracking Turkish keeper Cakir in recent months and could make a move for the player if they part ways with Simon Mignolet this summer.
Sepp van den Berg
Liverpool look set to beat the likes of Ajax, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven in the race to land PEC Zwolle’s teenage centre-back Sepp van den Berg. The youngster will reportedly undergo a medical this week ahead of a Merseyside move.
Sporting Lisbon star has been linked with the Reds in recent weeks and could still make the move to Merseyside this summer. Liverpool will have to battle rivals Manchester United for the Portugal international.