Chelsea Defender Would Welcome Reunion with Napoli

The switch from Napoli to Chelsea hasn’t gone well for Kalidou Koulibaly. The Blues finished in the middle of the table following a confusing season, while the Azzurri won the title after 33 years. The defender regrets the transfer and would like to come back, Il Mattino informs.

The Pensioners might not oppose his departure since he hasn’t exactly been superb. However, a return to Campania is improbable. He received a substantial pay hike, and his wages are well above what the Partenopei usually pay their stars. Plus, it’s far-fetched they will take him back in the first place, although they will likely need a new star defender.

Chelsea would have to contribute almost entirely to his €9.6M salary for the Napoli reunion to materialize. The formula would have to be similar to the one used by Inter to bring back Romelu Lukaku. The Blues just hired Mauricio Pochettino and will soon compile the list of redundant players, who could leave for advantageous terms. The Senegalese center-back might be on it.

The Scudetto champions will learn in a few weeks whether they will have to sign a new linchpin of their rearguard as Manchester United could activate Kim Min-Jae’s release clause.

Our Take on Napoli and Koulibaly

This would be a stunning turn of events, but Chelsea have been quite schizophrenic with their moves. On the other hand, it’s unlikely that the Azzurri will go in such direction. Their new course is predicated on young and highly motivated players with low wages. Aurelio De Laurentiis wasn’t addressing this rumor, but his recent words were meaningful.

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