Written by Kieran Miller

Chelsea have completed the signing of Napoli SSC defender, Kalidou Koulibaly after signing Raheem Sterling yesterday. The Blues have reached an agreement to sign the 31-year-old from Napoli for €40m (including add-ons and bonuses). The Senegalese international has signed a 5-year-deal with Thomas Tuchel’s side, his contract will expire on the 30th of June 2027. Koulibaly will €10M per season, Chelsea will now attempt to sign another defender to be paired with Koulibaly!

Some players who have caught the eyes of Chelsea’s representatives are Nathan Ake and Presnel Kimpembe. Despite reports of Chelsea wanting to sign Dutchman, Matthijs de Ligt the likely case is that he’ll sign for Bayern Munich. Chelsea are planning to start talks with PSG over a possible move which will see Kimpembe join the Blues for around €50M… The announcement from Chelsea will be in the coming days.

Koulibaly would fit in well at Chelsea, he would meet with some of his former teammate, Jorginho and his current international teammate, Edouard Mendy. His play style will certainly suit Thomas Tuchel’s current system. Koulibaly can hold up the ball well and is a great passer, he will be a great member of Chelsea’s back five. Koulibaly’s transfer won’t be the last signing that Chelsea make this window whilst being in talks for both Presnel Kimpembe of PSG and former player Nathan Ake at Manchester City.