Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that landing two more of his former Napoli stars could see them elevated to European giants once again.
The two objects of Sarri’s affection are Polish midfield star Piotr Zielinski and defensive ace Kalidou Koulibaly, and he wants them to join former team-mate Jorginho at Stamford Bridge next summer.
Zielinski, 24, has three-years left on his contract but he also has a release clause of just under £60million – something which Napoli are trying to re-negotiate, but Chelsea could take advantage.
Koulibaly, 27, signed a new five-year deal in the summer after a brilliant World Cup campaign for Senegal – and he has already been subject to a number of bids,
but Napoli have shunned them all thus far. Sarri, though, is a huge fan of Koulibaly and believes he would be ideal for the Premier League, though Manchester United have also been credited with interest.
Now Sarri is encouraging Chelsea to make a £130million double bid, which actually looks to represent decent value in today’s transfer market, and he hopes that will be enough for The Blues to make their move.