Chelsea transfer report: Blues preparing £53m bid for in-demand Napoli defender

first_img1 Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly Chelsea are poised to make a bid in the region of £53m to try and lure Napoli into selling defender Kalidou Koulibaly.The 25-year-old was linked heavily with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer and Napoli were forced to reject two offers from the Blues in order to keep hold of the Senegal international.Koulibaly has enjoyed another fine season at the heart of the Napoli defence and it seems Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is ready to launch a fresh assault to land him.According to Corriere dello Sport, the Premier League champions are ready to set aside £53m in order to bring the defender to England.The Italian giants are keen to retain their best players but club president Aurelio De Laurentiis could have his head turned by Chelsea’s latest advances.Koulibaly racked up 38 appearances for Napoli last season and has a contract until 2021 with the Italian giants.last_img

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