The Senegal international virtually confirmed his probable exit to join the Premier League team by posting a message to Napoli and their supporters on social media.
Paperworks has already been signed between Chelsea and Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly deal for €40m and he will then will fly to Los Angeles to join the rest of the team on their preseason tour.
Koulibaly signed a four year deal with the Blues on Friday morning, which includes an option for further season.
Koulibaly will be unveiled as second Chelsea signing very soon.
This is Kalidou Koulibaly’s message to Napoli:
“June 1st 2014, an unforgettable date: my arrival in Naples, the beginning of a story of pure love. I was a shy boy, but with a great desire to show the world that I could do it! Victories, defeats, joys, disappointments. Too many emotions lived together: impossible to summarize them. But I keep everything: in my mind, in my heart. My two children were born in Naples.I have met people who will always be part of my life and who made me and my family feel at home: from the first to the last moment. Thanks to you, Naples, I became the man I am today. Thanks to the club, the President, the coaches, all my teammates and all the people I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. Thank you, Naples and Neapolitans, for all the love we have given each other. I am proud to have honored you with all of myself and I will continue, indefinitely, to carry you in my heart and to nurture one of the most important feelings for me: respect. You have been everything for me. Now I feel I have to leave and get back into the game: it’s time for a new adventure “.
Napoli are now in talks to sign Abdou Diallo from Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent deal as replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly who has joined the Blues.
Napoli, terra mia.
? Kalidou pic.twitter.com/lZoFdWrcuB
— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) July 15, 2022
Salary, one of the issues as both clubs will be in negotiations on potential €20/25m fee.
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