Chelsea to battle with Premier League rivals for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly
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The Senegal international has been a long-time target for Lapmard’s side.

And he could make a switch to the Stamford Bridge in the summer.

According to the Daily Express, Chelsea aim to lure a  world-class defender at the end of the current season as they prepare to launch a bid for Koulibaly. The Blues are set to sign the 28-year-old center half in the summer as they look to add to their depth at the backline. Chelsea boast of Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori in their ranks but none is the clash of Khalidou Koulibaly.

Koulibaly has only made 14 appearances for Napoli this season, he missed some of the matches due to injuries and he remain a subject of transfer throughout the entire season following his clash with club owner Aurelio de Laurentiis.

Napoli could cash in on the Senegalese international and his transfer fee depends on where the team finish on the Serie A table. Napoli is currently 10th on the table and to finish in the slot where the Europa League or the Champions League is feasible is a herculean task for Gennaro Gattuso’s men.

Their demands, at that point, would probably be lower than if they finished in the top four, meaning the interested clubs will be hoping Gattuso’s side continue to struggle here and there between now and June.




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