£100m star opens door to Chelsea move and Abraham has message for Lampard head of return

Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly does not know where he will be playing next season amid interest from the likes of Chelsea.

The 27-year-old has been become one of the most coveted centre-backs in world football since joining Napoli in 2014 and has been heavily tipped to leave Napoli at the end of the season and make the move to the Premier League.

It is believed the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are also interested in Koulibaly and Napoli are trying to force a summer battle in a bid to take advantage of the crazy money that he being spent in football right now.

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And despite many reports in the media over the past few months all suggesting that Napoli want to keep hold of powerhouse Koulibaly, has admitted that he does not know if he will be at the Italian giants this summer.

Koulibaly told Goal: “I don’t know [if I’ll still be at Napoli next year], I think so, but I have to play the AFCON and then after that I’ll go back to Napoli. Everyone’s speaking about me, but I’m only speaking about Senegal, because that’s my objective today and I want to achieve something big with Senegal.”

Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham has backed Frank Lampard to lead the club next season, stating that the former midfielder is the perfect replacement for Maurizio Sarri.

Lampard has not spoken about his links to us this summer as rumours and speculation seem to suggest that Derby will not let him leave the club without a fight, and may even offer him a bigger contract to stay.

But he is still the favourite to lead us next season and Abraham has spoken out about the potential arrival of Lampard.

Abraham will be hoping to take his chance at the club next season after an impressive season on-loan at Aston Villa, in which he helped the club reach the premier League once again with an impressive 26-goals.

“I believe in myself and there is no better guy to play under as well,” said Abraham on the football.london website.

“Someone you have grown up watching, who has been at Chelsea for ever. He knows about me as well. I played against his team in the play-off final. I am pretty sure he knows all about me.”


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