Chelsea and Tottenham in contact with agent of Serie A star regarding potential £100m transfer

Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Senegalese international has established himself as one of the world’s best defenders thanks to his performances for the Serie A giants. Napoli may not be doing too well this season but Koulibaly has been in fine form for them in the heart of the defence.

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According to the Naples newspaper Corriere del Mezzogiorno (as cited by the Daily Star), Chelsea and Tottenham are both interested in signing the 28-year-old and are in contact with his agent regarding a transfer worth £100 million which would be a record for either club.

Chelsea’s current centre-back options include Antonio Rudiger, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen. It’s fair to say that Koulibaly is a better option than any of the aforementioned players and would be a fine addition to the Blues’ squad.

However, Tottenham might need him more than Chelsea as they could be left with only Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez as their recognizable centre-backs provided Jan Vertonghen departs. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see if either club manages to sign the Senegal international.

There’s a very good chance that Koulibaly’s transfer could see a new world record fee for a defender being set if it happens.

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