Chelsea Alerted After Napoli Defender's Agent Claims Star Isn't 100% Certain to Remain in Italy

Published on: 08 March 2017

Chelseahave been keeping tabs on Napoli's hulking defender Kalidou Koulibaly for a couple of seasons now, and even made a move for the Senegalese last summer.

However, a widely-reported £58m bid was deemed not good enough, with Napoli in a position to hold onto their prized assethaving just sold Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus for around £75m.

After Koulibalysigned improved terms with the Serie A side, Chelsea decided to pursue Brazilian David Luiz instead.

However, approaching the summer windowmanager Antonio Conte is stillsaid to be very keen on Koulibaly and sees him as a long-term replacement for the ageingcaptainJohnTerry and a perfect addition to his squad.

Luckily for Chelsea and Conte recent comments from the player's agent Bruno Satin,as reported inCalcio Mercato, hint that the defender'sfuture might not be in Naples due to an apparentcomplicated relationship with the club's hierarchy.

"The player is very relaxed, I saw him after the [Real Madrid] game," he said.

"At the moment, we don't want to talk about his future but with a president like this who has a lot to say, it is difficult for us to affirm at a 100% that he will be staying at Napoli next season".

"There will be a big game coming up in the Coppa Italia soon. He wants to finish the season on a high even if it will be almost impossible to surpass Juventus for the league title".

Napoli host Juventus in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi final next month currently trailing the league leaders3-1 on aggregate.