Chelsea closing on Serie A star, also interested in Premier League striker


Chelsea are closing on a £30m move for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to the latest reports.

Daily Mirror claims that the Blues have already pursued the 25-year-old and he is set to join the club in the coming days.

The Senegalese centre-half was one of the best players for Napoli last season as they finished as the runners-up in Serie A. Napoli are helpless in keeping him at the club as he has refused to sign a new contract.

Another London club Arsenal were also interested in the player, but it seems like he will be heading to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

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Chelsea have also registered their interest in Southampton striker Graziano Pelle.

According to Sky Italia, via Goal, Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte has been left impressed by Pelle’s performances for Italy in Euro Cup and wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

The 30-year-old, who has a year left on his deal with the Saints, has been expected to leave the club this summer.

The report claims that the West London club are expected to make a bid for the striker by the end of the week.

Everton and AC Milan are also reportedly interested in the Italy international.