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Chelsea have made Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly their top target to strengthen the defense and have placed a £38m move to persuade the 25-year-old, according to SkySports.

It is understood Antonio Conte is a great admirer of the Frenchman, who has been repeatedly and heavily linked with a move to Everton earlier this week.

His agent also revealed that he won’t join Juventus, which has given a massive boost to Chelsea in their hopes of signing him this summer.

“I was in Dimaro [traditional location of Napoli’s pre-season training camp] on Saturday and we discussed a contract renewal.” Koulibaly’s agent said.

“However, we are not at the point of reaching an agreement. The desire of the player is to leave the club, not renew. We are told by the club that he is a great player, but from the renewal on offer, we don’t see this. Last year they wanted to sell him, stating he was not focused enough, but then he showed his quality.”

 

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According to the Daily Mirror new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte asked two or three more signings to his boss Roman Abramovich.

The Blues have already invested € 63m ( £ 55m) on the market to sign Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante, but the Italian coach met Abramovich and technical director Michael Emenalo during the pre-season tour in Austria and spoke to them also about their strategy in this transfer window, the Mirror reports.

Conte would have asked at least another striker, to choose between Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku, and another centre-back: Juventus’ Leornardo Bonucci, Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly are his favourites.

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AXEL WITSEL

Everton are leading the race to sign Zenit St.Petersburg star Axel Witsel after Napoli failed to land the midfielder, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked also with a move to Chelsea, but Everton boss Ronald Koeman is a well-known admirer of the Belgium international and is said to be keen on bringing him to Goodison Park this summer.

The Belgian international has been linked with a move away from Russia and Chelsea have made a late bid for Witsel last week, according to reports in England.

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Chelsea are leading th erace to sign Zenit St.Petersburg star Axel Witsel, according to the Sunday People.

The Blues have joined Everton and Napoli, with the Serie A side reportedly closing in on a move for the Belgium international midfielder.

Chelsea have reportedly agreed personal terms with the 27-year-old’s agent and Witsel would prefer a move to London instead of to Merseyside, according to reports.

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Chelsea have made a late bid for Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel.

The Belgian international has been linked with a move away from Russia for quite some time now and a move to Merseyside this summer looked on the cards with both Liverpool and Everton showing interest.

However, Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Witsel and add him to the team that Conte is hoping will make waves in the Premier League next season.

Witsel is currently on holiday after competing in France this summer for Belgium but it is thought that he will want to make a decision regarding his future sooner rather than later.

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Everton are keen to be protagonist in this transfer window after appointing Ronald Koeman as their manager.

The Toffees promised a £ 100m investment to the Dutch coach in the market and now are ready to sign a couple of top players, that’s why they are in the race for several of them with other European top clubs.

The Liverpool side are trying to challenge Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Azzurri already rejected a £ 30m offer from the Blues in the past weeks.

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Southampton striker Graziano Pellè is set to turn down offers from Chelsea and Everton to join Chinese Super League.

According to The Mirror the Italian international is set to join Shandong Luneng.

The Chinese club is ready to pay £ 13m to secure the services of Pellè, who was one of the protagonist at EURO 2016 with Italy and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

The Italian striker should be offered a £ 6m wages.

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Chelsea have reportedly shown interest in AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

Lopez has been at the San Siro for the last 2 seasons but since October has been pushed out of the Milan first team by young shot stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Lopez hasn’t made an appearance since taking a seat on the substitute bench.

Chelsea are looking to tempt the 34-year-old to Stamford Bridge as a possible replacement for Asmir Begovic, who looks set to leave this summer with a move to Everton in sight, according to the Daily Mail.

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Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku‘s future at Everton is still very unclear. Speculation over a move away from Goodison Park has been in the air for a while now.

Lukaku told Sky Sports that for the moment he is concentrating on Belgium in the Euro‘s and is leaving his future in the hands of his agent, Mino Raiola.

“It’s my agent who is dealing with that aspect.

“I’m just focused on Belgium, and the most important thing is helping my team.”

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Everton are keen to offer a huge salary improvement to Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku to convince him to stay at Goodison Park.

New boss Ronald Koeman is not convinced in off-loading the Belgian striker, that he considers very important for his squad, and the Toffees are are prepared to offer him a new deal said to be worth over £100,000 a week.

Should Lukaku leave Everton, Chelsea will have to challenge Juventus to sign him, since the Italian club targeted him too.

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