Chelsea renew interest in defender, closing on deal for former Real Madrid star

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is determined to sign centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli this summer. The Blues, who have maintained an interest in the Senegal international throughout the summer, have already seen their initial approach for the player rebuffed by the Naples club. Now, according to Italian website calciomercato.it, the Blues are ready to launch a renewed bid of £43.4m for the player in the coming days. Napoli don’t intend to sell the 25-year-old and have offered him a new contract. However, Koulibaly has refused to sign a new contract as he…

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Chelsea interested in AC Milan star, midfielder might depart for Juventus

Chelsea have set their eyes on AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez, according to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport. The Spaniard, who joined AC Milan from Real Madrid in 2014, is reportedly not happy with his current situation with Rossoneri, after having slipped down the pecking order at the club in favour of Gianluigi Donnarumma. The 34-year-old is said to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge despite the presence of Thibaut Courtois as an undisputed number one choice at the club. It’s expected that Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will…

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