Chelsea told they should be looking to wrap up deal for £90 million rated defender

Ally McCoist claims that the likes of Chelsea should be looking to sign up Kalidou Koulibaly this summer transfer window.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is still hoping to spend some serious money in the coming months of the transfer window and add to his very exciting squad as he looks to push on and challenge for that Premier League title.

And Koulibaly has been a player that has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with reports suggesting that Napoli will allow him to depart the club if the £90 million asking price is met by October.

And McCoist has claimed the likes of Chelsea be chasing Koulibaly’s signature, saying he can make an impact similar to the one Virgil van Dijk made when the Dutchman signed for Liverpool in 2018.

“The key signing for Liverpool was Van Dijk, and I think [that position] is so important for a number of top clubs,” the Rangers legend said on the talkSPORT Breakfast.

“In that I include Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City definitely need to strengthen in the centre-back position and I also think Manchester United need to strengthen there.

“I think Harry Maguire has done fine, but there’s a question mark over Lindelof and you certainly need strength in depth.

“The name I keep going back to is the lad Koulibaly at Napoli, who has impressed for a long, long time now.

‘I don’t know whether there have been moves to try and get him out of Napoli, or whether he’s happy there, the big Senegalese defender.

“But I think he is the one target a lot of top Premier League clubs would and should be looking at.”

Look, Chelsea do need to improve this defence and if they are able to acquire the services of Koulibaly, then he would be an amazing signing for the club, if they were able to get a deal done.

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