Forget Rice deal Frank and sign one of the best to partner Silva in £60 million Chelsea deal

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed Kalidou Koulibaly will leave for the right price this summer, and Chelsea should forget about Declan Rice and make a move..

Koulibaly has firmly established himself as one of the very best centre-backs over in Italy over the past few seasons and his performances have led to rumours that he is coming to the Premier League

The 29-year-old defender has been linked with big-money moves to Chelsea for months now, But Frank Lampard has not been making any moves for Koulibaly as the asking price for the defender has been sky high

It is believed that the Blues are keen to try and make a move to try and bring Rice to the club, although is massive asking price is also an issues for the club as the board reportedly dont believe in his abilit.

De Laurentiis recently confirmed Kalidou Koulibaly will leave for the right price this summer, with reports suggesting that he would now take £60 million for the powerhouse, he
told Canale 21: “Koulibaly and [Napoli striker Arkadiusz] Milik are both on their way out, transfer market permitting.

“So, if the transfer market allows us to sell these two excellent players, we will know how to replace them.

“If not, then we’ll discuss it again next year.”

Look, Chelsea have just signed the brilliant Thiago Silva, that could be the best signing for the club this summer, But Koulibaly is a player that is regarded as one of the very best in the business right now.

So if the Blues are looking for a defender that could play for the club for the four or five seasons, then spending £60 million on Koulibaly would surely make them more solid and stop the need to splash the cash on Rice

As we said, Koulibaly is one of the very best defenders in the game and the chance to sign him up for a small fee is an opportunity sides cannot miss out on.

Chelsea showed against Liverpool that the back-line has issues still, so how good would having Koulibaly and Silva in the defence be for the club?

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