Chelsea get £108 million Koulibaly transfer update from Amoyal

Calcioland podcast host David Amoyal has told the likes of Chelsea Kalidou Koulibaly will stay at Napoli this transfer window.

Despite having one of the best attacks in Europe, Maurizio Sarri has seen a lot of criticism on the state of the back-line here at Stamford Bridge as many believe we do not have the quality to push on and win the Premier League with the defensive players we have.

David Luiz is in talks over a new deal, but there is no guarantee he will stay, while Antonio Rudiger is unreliable when it comes to the big games and that has led to a lot of speculation that we could make a massive move to try and secure the services of Koulibaly.

Koulibaly, regarded by many as one of the leading defenders in European football, is high up on the shopping list of Sarri, having worked with the dominant powerhouse during his days as Napoli manager and the Italian is reportedly desperate to be linked up with the 27-year old.

However, Napoli have stuck a crazy high price tag on Koulibaly, reportedly £108 million and that has put us off trying to secure a deal this month, as it is simply too much to spend right now.

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And Amoyal doesn’t think Koulibaly will be leaving Naples anytime soon.

“Look, a lot can change in the summer, Koulibaly’s now right smack in the prime of his career,” he told The Calcioland podcast.

“I think in the summer, there’s probably no better time to sell, let’s see what happens.

“But I think in January there’s no formula that he’s gone and if I have to bet now, I bet he stays next season too.”

Should we try and make a move for Koulibaly?

Even though it is very unlikely that he leaves Napoli this month, there is no harm in making a move for Koulibaly because the right offer will tempt Napoli into selling.

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