Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly opted against leaving the Italian club this summer as he is determined to win the Serie A title, according to his agent Bruno Satin.
The owner of Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis, confirmed in April that he had turned down a €55m for the player from the Blues in the past, and it is believed that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte remains a keen admirer of the player.
Speaking to radio station, Radio Kiss Kiss (translated by the Metro), Satin revealed that Koulibaly was determined to try and secure the Italian league trophy, the Scudetto, with Napoli:
“The Scudetto pact? Kalidou stayed because he has a strong contract and he knows that with these teammates and this staff they can have important ambitions and try to win the Scudetto.”
Chelsea decided to sign another Serie A defender in Antonio Rudiger from Roma for £29m instead this summer, but it has been suggested that Conte is still looking to strengthen his centre back options. The Daily Telegraph report the Blues are still monitoring Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, and it is pretty certain that Koulibaly is a player who will also be looked at again in the future.