It is now official as Kalidou Koulibaly, a center back for Napoli, has stated that a transfer to Chelsea is “on the correct road.”
According to 90min, the Blues are getting more and more optimistic about signing the Napoli player. The Partonopei are unwilling to work with Serie A rivals Juventus, who are also interested, despite Koulibaly’s desire to go, and the Ligue 1 club is eager to sign him.
Following the exits of both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen at the conclusion of their respective contracts, Chelsea is looking for a number of defensive reinforcements.Matthijs de Ligt, a top target, has slipped out of reach as he nears a transfer to Bayern Munich, but the west Londoners are still interested in Jules Kunde and defender Presnel Kimpembe of Paris Saint-Germain.
However, Koulibaly, 31, has always been a choice, and Chelsea has finally acted by pushing negotiations with Napoli, a notoriously difficult negotiator.
The deal’s status was inquired about by the player himself on Tuesday by French journalist Romain Collet-Gaudin.
He replied, “I’ll confirm that later, but it’s on the correct track.
Koulibaly joined Napoli back in 2014, and as his contract has now reached its final year, he is ready for a new challenge and a new chapter in his career.
Given that the player has shown a wish to come to Stamford Bridge, personal terms are not expected to be a problem.
Nathan Ake, a defender for Manchester City who is expected to rejoin the team for somewhere around £45 million, is also nearing an agreement with Chelsea.