Having established a deal for Timo Werner, Chelsea has been asked to rival Liverpool for another detailed transfer target, with Frank Leboeuf saying Napoli’s defender Kalidou Koulibaly at Stamford Bridge would “fit well indeed.”
After two windows of no activity, the Blues are particularly back in the market for top talent with a transfer ban keeping their hands tied.
The first to be targeted was Hakim Ziyech, as Frank Lampard dove to snap the Ajax international winger from Morocco. For RB Leipzig striker Werner, a £54 million move (€60m/$68 m) has now been made, with other Premier League suitors fought off to close on the exceptionally rated Germany international.
With so far concentrated on the final third, it may be that attention presently moves to protective matters. In the event that that ends up being the case, at that point Leboeuf feels that Chelsea needs to add international Senegal Koulibaly to their list of things to get.
Liverpool could by and by be gone up against in that search, with the Reds being said to be enthusiastic about the inside half commanding, yet Roman Abramovich is making the assets available to allow those in Western London to contend on the enlistment front.
Speaking with ESPN FC about potential clubs for Koulibaly, previous Chelsea defender Leboeuf said:
“For many reasons, I will never ask him to go to Manchester United. I want him to win some stuff and I don’t imagine that Manchester United is the club they used to be and they aren’t ready to win things. I figure Liverpool would fit well with [Virgil] van Dijk, that would be fantastic. Paris Saint-Germain as well as Marquinhos would have two great central defenders. I think Chelsea ‘s going to need such a player. I don’t have the foggiest idea whether Koulibaly will be included, yet despite the fact that they have two excellent central defenders, I think Koulibaly has a place with an alternate level and will suit quite well.”