The Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel is looking to add more creativity in the defence of the park ahead of next season, as the German tactician looks to a Premier League title challenge under the club’s new owners.
Romano says that Jules Kounde, Nathan Ake, Matthijs de Ligt and Raphinha are also said to be on Chelsea’s radar.
Kalidou Koulibaly, one more name in the list for Chelsea as they keep searching for two centre backs. He’s out of contract with Napoli in 2023. 🔵 #CFC
Been told there are conversations also on Koulibaly alongside de Ligt, Aké, Koundé. Focus on Raphinha, and then centre backs.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2022
Koulibaly, 31, is one of a number of defenders that the west Londoners are keeping tabs on this summer as they consider adding to their squad.
The Senegal international has been linked with a move to Chelsea in the past and has firmly established himself as one of Partenopei’s key players.
Koulibaly has contributed three goals and three assists in 27 Serie A appearances for the Italian club last season.