Napoli have set asking price for Chelsea target

The player has been linked with a move to the Blues

Chelsea confirmed Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach on Saturday. He has signed a three-year deal with the Stamford Bridge side and will replace Antonio Conte, who was sacked on Friday.

The Blues have been in talks with Serie A giants Napoli to appoint the 59 year old but got delayed due to disagreement over the compensation fees that they needed to pay for him.

The Italian side’s midfielder Jorginho has also completed a move to the Premier League giants, signing a five-year deal with the club for a fee around £57 million and he is their first summer signing. He snubbed the chance to join Manchester City and will follow his former manager to the Stamford Bridge.

They have been behind in the transfer window in comparison to other Premiere League clubs but with the arrival of the Italian midfielder it is believed that it will finally kickstart their transfer plans.

It is believed Sarri could raid his former club for more players and one of them could be Kalidou Koulibaly. He has been a long time target for the the English side.

The Senegal International joined Ciucciarelli from Belgian side KRC Genk in the summer of 2014 for £7 million. He has made more than 160 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals in all competitions.

The 26 year old has been a key part for the club over the past three years, winning admirers all over Europe and establishing himself as one of the best centre-backs in the world. Since the 59 year old took charge of the Partenopei, he has improved almost beyond recognition, especially from a technical point of view.

The centre-back was one of the standout players for the Italian side last season, appearing 43 times in all competitions and helped them to finish 2nd in the league.

Napoli have slapped a price tag of £80 million on Koulibaly in order to ward off interest from Chelsea, according to the MirrorThe club don’t want to sell one pf their prized assets and are unwilling to let their former manager to lure any more players.

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