Report: Chelsea, Juventus and Barcelona interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli


Chelsea are yet to sign a centre-back this summer but it looks like Kalidou Koulibaly could be the answer.

This summer, Chelsea lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger on free transfers.

They are also at risk of losing club captain César Azpilicueta, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona.

This means that Thomas Tuchel has only one senior centre-back available, 37-year-old Thiago Silva.

The Brazilian is an incredible player but unfortunately he can’t play alone in a back three.

Due to the lack of centre-backs at the club, new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has been targeting defenders since taking over.

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Matthijs de Ligt, Jules Kounde and Nathan Ake are some of the names the Blues have been linked with in recent weeks.

However, one player who has flown under the radar is Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. Chelsea had been linked with the Senegal centre-back for years, but fans were unsure if our interest would end when Boehly took over.

Kalidou Koulibaly

Luckily, it looks like the US owner is also a fan of Koulibaly as word is getting out that Chelsea are now interested in signing him this summer.

According to highly reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea are battling with Juventus and Barcelona for the signing of the 31-year-old.

However, if the Senegalese centre-back were to leave Napoli this summer, Di Marzio claims he would want to leave Italy.

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