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According to reports, Chelsea are favourites to secure the services of Napoli ace Kalidou Koulibaly, beating rivals Arsenal and Manchester United to his signature.
Koulibaly, 26, has established himself as a vital figure in Maurizio Sarri’s team over the last couple of campaigns, while also becoming one of Serie A’s most reliable and consistent defenders.
With that in mind, it’s no shock that he has attracted a lot of interest from top clubs, but as his side continue to battle hard for the Serie A title this term, Napoli will certainly have no plan of offloading one of their key players.
Koulibaly has played 36 matches in all competitions so far this term, and as a vital defender in the side, it will take a major offer to convince the Serie A side to listen to offers.
According to The Daily Star though, peradventure he is permitted to move on, the Blues are being seriously considered as favourites to land him by many ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United.
That will be good music to the ears of supporters at Stamford Bridge as with David Luiz and Gary Cahill on the other side of 30, manager Antonio Conte will need to start considering rebuilding that part of his teams and he has formerly been linked with tabling a £53million offer for Koulibaly last summer window, according to The Telegraph.