Following the takeoffs of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Koulibaly has arisen as one of Thomas Tuchel’s essential focuses in front of the new campaign.
Late reports have guaranteed that the Blues have gained critical headway in their quest for the 31-year-old, while the defender himself has uncovered that a possible change to Stamford Bridge is “doing great.”
As indicated by journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have now agreed with Napoli to sign the Senegal worldwide for an underlying €40m (£33.8m) plus add-ons, with the defender likewise concurring individual terms on a £8.5m-a-year pay.
Romano adds that Koulibaly will travel to London on Wednesday night prior to going through his clinical in the capital on Thursday in front of settling his change to the Premier League club.
Koulibaly, who has only a year staying on his Napoli contract, has enjoyed the last eight seasons with the Serie A outfit, showing up across all contests as well as winning both the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.
Koulibaly could turn into Chelsea’s second signing of the summer window following affirmation of Raheem Sterling’s £47.5m appearance from Manchester City on Wednesday, while Nathan Ake could turn into their third expansion as the Blues have purportedly concurred a £45m expense with the Citizens to sign the Dutchman.