Juventus are considering a summer transfer move for Chelsea's Kalidou Koulibaly

Juventus is considering hiring Chelsea’s centre back, Kalidou Koulibaly

In the upcoming summer transfer window, Juventus is rumoured to be interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly, who has struggled to contribute at Chelsea. Juventus will make another attempt to get the Senegal international this summer after failing to sign the center-back last season.

Koulibaly, who has struggled to make a name for himself since joining the team, is one of the defenders who could leave as Chelsea gets ready to trim their roster in the summer. Massimiliano Allegri holds the 31-year-old in high respect and would want to see the Old Lady sign him in the summer transfer window. He did, however, play in the Italian league while he was a member of Napoli, so it won’t be a completely new league for him to get used to. He was a key member of the Gli Azzurri and arrived at SW6 to considerable fanfare.

Koulibaly, who still has three years left on his contract, has contributed directly to three goals in 31 games (across all competitions) during Chelsea’s debut season. However, given that he has been ruled out with a thigh injury from our 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal, his season may already be finished. He neglected to give us security in the back.

Given Koulibaly’s lack of influence at the club and the enticing prospect that he may be moved to Juventus, it won’t be a surprise if he does not play for Chelsea next season. Existing team members Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, and Benoît Badiashile have the potential to develop into first-team regulars. After leaving last summer, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left a significant gap in our defence that Koulibaly was supposed to partially cover.

It will be impossible to anticipate whether Thiago Silva, a former Napoli defender, will stay or go because he only has a few more seasons left with the team. It might depend on what our future manager wants. Although he won’t be terribly old when he turns 32 in June, we might be seeing the end of one of this generation’s best centre backs. There is little doubt that Chelsea should look for a replacement center-back if he decides to depart. We cannot afford to reduce the depth of our first team central defence.

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