Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly "confirms" Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea arrival

New Chelsea manager wants Napoli attacker who Conte tried to sign twice

The highly-rated 23-year-old is already thought to have been offered, and agreed, a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge that would net him around €3.5m (£3m) a season - equivalent to just over £50,000-a-week.

If Sarri is appointed manager at Chelsea, he is keen to target some of his former players, including Senegal global defender Koulibaly.

Antonio Conte, of course, remains in charge but not for much longer.

Chelsea have been in talks with Napoli and Ramadani to agree a deal to take Sarri to Stamford Bridge as they look for the Italian to become Antonio Conte's successor.

However, the Blues did manage to end the season on a high by winning the FA Cup.

Gianfranco Zola's agent has said he has not yet had any contact with Chelsea amid reports that Zola left his role as a pundit on Tuesday to fly to London.

But Chelsea deemed the 31-year-old too old and too expensive.

We've got another Chelsea story from The Mirror and it is that Chelsea also want to sign Miralem Pjanic to strengthen their midfield next season.

But how do the bookies rate Chelsea's chances of signing Higuain? The Chelsea board are more interested in exploring younger attacking options like Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund.

Mertens starred under Sarri last season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions for the Serie A side as they finished second behind Juventus. Something on everyone's mind is guessing where Eden Hazard will be next year.

The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we'll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe.

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