Chelsea “very close” to completing €40million transfer following talks

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Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a transfer deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Journalist Fabrice Hawkins claims the Senegal international looks “very close” to completing a move to Stamford Bridge for a fee of around €40million.

This follows contact between Chelsea and Koulibaly’s agent, according to Nathan Gissing, with the Serie A centre-back emerging as Thomas Tuchel’s preference over Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

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Chelsea fans will hope something can be made official soon, with a new defender badly needed at Stamford Bridge following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer.

The Blues were disappointing last season, failing to mount a strong title challenge, and losing both domestic cup finals to Liverpool.

Koulibaly is a world class defender, however, and could help improve the west London giants’ fortunes next season.

Fabrizio Romano also recently claimed CFC were set for talks with Koulibaly’s agent as well as targeting the signing of Nathan Ake from Manchester City…

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