Napoli manager, Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that his star defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, is not keen on leaving Italy.
Reports this week claimed Koulibaly was desperate to leave Serie A after being the victim of racist abuse in Italy.
Manchester United are considered to be in the fore of completing the transfer, with Napoli valuing the centre-back at over £90million.
But Ancelotti dismissed the latest speculation and denied that Koulibaly was unhappy in Italy.
“In England they write that Koulibaly can leave because of the problem of racism, I do not think so,” Metro UK quoted him as saying.
“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.’
United failed in an attempt to lure Koulibaly away from Napoli during the last summer transfer window, as the Italian club claimed they rejected a £95m offer from the Red Devils.