Antonio Conte Planning to Make £53m Approach For 25-year-old Serie A Star

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Chelsea are ready to make a £53m approach for Napoli wantaway star Kalidou Koulibaly.

Senegalese international defender has been on Chelsea radar. However, Antonio Conte ended up with re-signing David Luiz from PSG.

After return to Champions League football Italian tactician is keen on to strengthen the defensive options and Koulibaly seems to be perfect feet for his 3-4-3 formation.

African centre-back has enjoyed another fine campaign at Stadio Sao Paolo, and it seems that the Blues boss Antonio Conte is ready to launch improved bid to lure him to Stamford Bridge.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Antonio Conte’s side are planning to launch £53m bid to bring a defender in England.

Napoli are keen to retain their best players. However, the club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis could accept the Blues improved bid for Senegalese international star.

Koulibaly racked up 38 appearances for Serie A giants the last term and has been contracted to the club until 2021 with the Italian giants.

Kostas Manolas and Leonardo Bonucci also remain on top of Antonio Conte’s wishlist, and Antonio Conte plans to try and lure at least one of them at Stamford Bridge ahead of 2017/18 campaign.