Chelsea handed massive blow in their pursuit for 24-year-old Napoli star

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Chelsea have been handed massive blow in their pursuit of Serie A giants Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, with the player’s agent revealing a clause that will prevent the Stamford Bridge giants from signing the Albanian.

In an interview with Mario Giuffredi, the player’s representative, on Calcio Mercato, it has been revealed a clause was put in place between Chelsea and Napoli after the Blues secured services of Jorginho

In it, a clause was written in that will stop the Blues from buying any more of Napoli’s players, to stop Maurizio Sarri raiding his former club.

In the interview, talking about a potential switch for Hysaj, Giuffredi said:

“We’ll talk about it after the January market. This summer he could go to Chelsea, Sarri would have liked him, he has a 50 million clause, maybe Naples would have even accepted 40-45 million. The negotiation has never taken off because De Laurentiis, to free Sarri, has imposed a clause that forbade Chelsea to take other players over Jorginho.’

Albanian has been a target for the Blues, as they look to strengthen at full-back.