According to Le Buteur , Chelsea has just joined the race for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam. The Algerian player was linked with a move to the Premier League and it is said that the Blues have offered £10.8m for his service.
Jose Mourinho considers Ghoulam a perfect replacement for the Brazil international, Filipe Luis who according to the rumours is going to leave Stamford Bridge soon. It is said that Chelsea is ready to to make a €15m bid for the defender.
Besides Chelsea also Manchester City took on the radar of Algerian player. Manuel Pellegrini looks for a back up for Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy and Ghoulam seems to fit his new vision.
According to the Italian sources, Maurizo Sarri new Napoli coach is considering bringing in Empoli left back Mario Rui. And for Ghoulam it would mean only one thing-reserve bench.
Faouzi Ghoulam joined Napoli in 2014 from Saint-Etienne. He drew the attention of the football world after his outstanding appearances in Algerian national team during the World Cup in Brazil.
His brother Samir Ghoulam told Radio Crc that his brother will stay in Napoli for sure. However he stressed that Napoli’s president de Laurentis is the only person who can make the final decisions about Ghoulam future.