(ANSA) – NAPOLI, July 13 – Chelsea were suddenly in a hurry to pursue Koulibaly and were on the verge of finalizing the purchase from Napoli. These rumors were confirmed by sources in the club, who are talking about the Senegalese defense center’s dealings with the English club. An approach that could soon be closed by the fulfillment of the 40 million requested by Napoli to open up the sale of Coulibaly.
Coulibaly’s farewell, 31, after eight years in blue, affects the net change of generations for Napoli who previously said goodbye to Insigne, who moved to Toronto, and has yet to renew with Mertens, 35, without a contract after the June deadline. 30. Koulibaly’s contract expires in June 2023 and the defender has not accepted the proposed renewal of six million euros per year, so next summer he will leave for free.
Meanwhile, club manager Giuntoli has already turned the spotlight on a potential replacement for Koulibaly: Among the candidates are Kim Min-Jae, 25, from South Korean center Fenerbahce, but also 22-year-old Maxence Lacroix, French center Wolfsburg. .
Practically speaking, to complement the ifesa power stations, meanwhile there is Leo Skiri Ostigard, the 22-year-old Norwegian center near signing the blue pass from Brighton. (Dealing).
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