Chelsea fear that their Premier League rivals Everton will now pay a higher fee to bring Napoli’s 25 year old defender Kalidou Koulibaly to Goodison Park in the current transfer window. The incoming manager Antonio Conte wanted to bring the talented Senegal international to west London itself, though the Merseyside outfit are now making things difficult for the Blues.
Koulibaly helped the Serie A outfit finish in second place in the points table last term, behind champs Juventus, who retained their crown.
The west London outfit have already seen a couple of their bids being rejected by the Naples based side, with the second offer said to be of about £34m.
Now, it seems that the Toffees could be ready to make a better offer in order to bring him to England, prior to the start of the new campaign.
Due to this, Conte might be forced to pay a fee greater than the £38m fee that the club were willing to spend on signing center-back John Stones last summer.
With the help of billionaire majority investor Farhad Moshiri, Everton will retain the England international and could look to add more stars to their squad, with the hopes of doing better next term.
Conte is not really pleased with the defensive options that he currently possesses at Chelsea and is looking for more options, as he gets set to make his debut in the Premier League. The Londoners will want to get a deal done for their target but it will be interesting to see what happens next.