Chelsea were keen on Napoli defender Koulibaly.



Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed how Premier League side Chelsea kept sending offers for Kalidou Koulibaly during the summer.
De Laurentiis confirmed the west London club even offered up to £50million for the 25-year-old as they were desperate to land the defender, but eventually went for PSG’s David Luiz after Napoli made it clear they weren't willing to sell Koulibaly.
De Laurentiis said: “They offered to me £30, 35, 40, 45, 50 [million]. “Mr. Conte I said, ‘[The] marina is behind me, follow me’, I offered him that.
“Last moment, two days before the closing of the market, I hear £58 [million] - something like that.”

Koulibaly, meanwhile, has signed a new contract with the Serie A club, but De Laurentiis says it doesn't mean the Senegalese can't be sold next summer.
He said: ”Koulibaly I need here to play. I need the players. “Koulibaly, this year, will remain here. Next year we will speak about.”

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