Chelsea’s Conte makes Kalidou Koulibaly his main transfer target

Chelsea’s Conte makes Kalidou Koulibaly his main transfer target
Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Mar 16, 2017. 16:00

Senegal and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly will once again be the subject of a big-money bid from Chelsea in the European summer, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

The Italian media outlet reports that Blues manager Antonio Conte has made the Teranga Lions defender his number one target ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Chelsea tried to land Koulibaly last year, but failed in their attempt to prise him away from Napoli. They instead turned to David Luiz and bought the Brazilian back from Paris Saint-Germain.

Yet with veteran Jon Terry set to leave the club at the end of the season, Chelsea will again be in the market for a central defender.

Koulibaly would provide great competition for the current regular back three used by Chelsea: Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta, with Kurt Zouma as additional back-up.

The 25-year-old will set Chelsea back a cool €55-million should they secure a deal with Napoli and the player.



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