Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has confirmed that his move to Chelsea is ‘on the right track’ as the Blues close in on the Senegal international.
Koulibaly is among the options being considered by the Blues and now it appears he is nearing in on a switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel is in the market for defensive reinforcements following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, while Cesar Azpilicueta could also depart.
The defender himself has now commented on the potential move, confirming that it is ‘on the right track’ as he looks prepared to switch Naples for London this summer.
As quoted by Romain Collet-Gaudin, Koulibaly admitted: “I’ll confirm that later, but it’s on the right track.”
It remains to be seen as to whether a deal can be agreed between the clubs, with negotiations said to be going well.
Personal terms are also claimed to be close to being agreed ahead of a transfer for the 31-year-old, with Tuchel looking to bring in at least two central defenders this summer.
Nathan Ake of Manchester City has also been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge, having departed the club back in 2017.
Chelsea allowed the 27-year-old to depart for Bournemouth before he was signed by Manchester City for £41 million.
A sensational return is on the cards for the former Blue as he is seen as key to Tuchel’s defensive plans for next season.
Man City will look for a replacement this summer before allowing him to leave, it has been reported.
This could allow a deal for Koulibaly to speed up, with nothing standing in the way of a deal as long as personal terms and a transfer fee can be agreed.
Once signed, the defender will likely join his new teammates in the United States as they prepare for matches against Club America, Charlotte FC and Arsenal this summer.
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