Chelsea are closing in on a £34m deal to sign Napoli
centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.
Sportitalia – as reported by The Sun – claim that new
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is prepared to splash the
cash on the defender to shore up his rearguard options
at Stamford Bridge.
The same report claims that Chelsea have been keeping
tabs on the Senegal international for some time but are
now closing in on a transfer deal to sign the 25-year-
Chelsea have been linked with a host of players as
Conte prepares for his first season in charge at
However, despite all of the speculation, the west London
club have thus far only signed striker Michy Batshuayi
Conte is set to officially take over at Chelsea next week
after the conclusion of Euro 2016 following his
appointment as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at
Chelsea endured a disastrous campaign last season as
they finished 10th in the Premier League table with
their title defence in tatters.