Chelsea make club record offer for Serie A star

Chelsea have offered Napoli €85 million for defenders Kalidou Kouibaly, according to reports in Italy.

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The defender, who has been linked with a move away from Italy for some time.

With rumours Napoli boss Marizio Sarri is set to join Chelsea, it would see Kouibaly reunite with his boss, where the defender has played his best football.

The fee would be a new club record for Chelsea, beating the fee paid for Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid last Summer.

However, Chelsea will be concerned that the lack of Champions League football and the appointment of former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli could stop any potential deal.

This comes as Chelsea look to rebuild after missing out on Champions League football.

If Chelsea land Lewandowski, they should pair him up with this £45m-rated assist machine

Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are starting to get excited over the latest link with one of the most dangerous hitmen in Europe. Indeed, they certainly need someone of the Polish man’s qualities in front of goal next season.

Robert Lewandowski’s time at Bayern Munich may be coming to an end, as the Polish striker starts to edge towards his thirties and our barman thinks that he will be looking at a new challenge in possibly the Premier League. Having two goal-laden spells in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and Munich, the striker has scored over 170 times while at the two clubs, however, his eight-year stint in Germany may be coming to an end.

Chelsea are in need of a prolific goalscorer, with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud not up to that level and Michy Batshuayi more than likely not going to be at Stamford Bridge next season. The Polish superstar has proved he can do it for club, country and in Europe for many seasons and would be a wonderful addition to the Stamford Bridge ranks.

If Lewandowski was to join the Blues, then some of our regulars feel that the Blues need to bring in a top-class assist king, and our landlord has chosen, he thinks, the perfect one…

Nabil Fekir has had, without doubt, one of his best ever seasons in Europe last term. He found the net on a regular basis and helped Lyon to a third-place finish in Ligue 1.

Indeed, his range of passing and dribbling ability would surely mix things up at Stamford Bridge and, he could be the player to sit just behind Robert Lewandowski and feed him the assists he needs to fire in the goals next season.

With Chelsea having a revamp this window, the £45m rated by Transfermarkt man could be the man to unlock many defenses next year.

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