• Chelsea give up on signing Koulibaly

    Chelsea give up on signing Koulibaly

    The Blues have been interested in both players during the transfer window but are set to miss out on two of their main defensive targets.

    Napoli look set to deliver a blow to Chelsea’s transfer ambitions by still not allowing the Blues to open talks with Kalidou Koulibaly despite nearing a move for Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic.

    Goal understands Chelsea are “looking to plan B” to improve their defence including Fiorentina’s Marcos Alonso and Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij after missing out on […]

  • Chelsea make final offer for Koulibaly

    Chelsea make final offer for Koulibaly

    Chelsea have told Napoli that they have made their final offer for central defender Kalidou Koulibaly and are now actively pursuing alternatives in case the Italian club refuse to let him go.

    That could open the door for Chelsea to make a 25 million pounds (Dh121.1 million) bid for Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic, who is also wanted by Napoli and last week went on strike to try to force through a transfer, but AC Milan have warned the Blues off a […]

  • RUMOURS: Chelsea fail with €58m Koulibaly bid

    RUMOURS: Chelsea fail with €58m Koulibaly bid

    Antonio Conte, who is known to prefer a three-man defence, is keen to add another central defender to his ranks but his approach for the Napoli man was unsuccessful.

    Chelsea have failed with a bid worth €58 million (£50m) for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    Antonio Conte is keen to add another centre-back to his ranks with John Terry now 35 years old and Kurt Zouma not expected to return from injury until the end of the year.

    The […]

  • Chelsea ready to smash club transfer record with £60m move for Conte favourite

    Chelsea ready to smash club transfer record with £60m move for Conte favourite

    Chelsea are ready to spend a club-record fee to bring Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

    Koulibaly has made 81 appearances for Napoli since making his debut for the Serie A outfit back in 2014 but the 25-year-old is now being linked with a move to the Premier League.

    The Telegraph suggest Antonio Conte is prepared to splash a whopping £60million on the centre-back which raises doubts over the futures of John Terry and Gary Cahill.

    It’s understood Conte […]

  • Chelsea bid £38m for Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly

    Chelsea bid £38m for Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly

    Chelsea have made an official bid of £38million in their latest attempt to sign Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Italian side Napoli, according to Sky Sports.

    The 25-year-old Teranga Lions player has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, where new boss Antonio Conte wants to freshen up an ageing defence.

    Koulibaly is contracted at the Stadio San Paolo until the end of the 2018/19 season, but his agent Bruno Satin confirmed earlier this week that the player is keen on […]