Chelsea FC to return with bid for £60m-rated Senegal star – report

Chelsea FC are set to reignite their interest in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, say reports

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Chelsea FC are set to reignite their interest in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Italy.

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as quoted by Football.London, is claiming that the Blues are set to return for a bid to try and sign the Senegal international this summer as long as Antonio Conte remains in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The same report says that 26-year-old’s impressive performances this season have attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea in recent months.

The story says that Chelsea FC will now return with a fresh bid to try and sign the central defender after having failed with a €58m offer last summer.

The defender is believed to have a release clause in his contract of €70m (£60m), which Napoli will reportedly demand in full.

Koulibaly has been in good form for Napoli this season, scoring four goals and making one assist in 28 Serie A games for the Italian side.

Chelsea FC are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as the summer transfer window gives Conte the chance to bolster his squad ahead of next season.

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