Serie A Club Finally Names Price Tag As Chelsea Close In On Rudiger Replacement

The Blues are back in the market following Rudiger’s departure this morning as they push to land talented back man

Chelsea are already looking to move on from their heavy loss with Real Madrid set to announce Antonio Rudiger as their new player after the UEFA Champions League final.

Rudiger has left Chelsea as a free agent and will be joining Real Madrid having completed his medicals days ago.

Many names are up already for consideration as replacement to the German but a more likely signing is Napoli’s back man.

Following reports today, the Serie A side are willing to let Kalidou Koulibaly leave this summer amid link to Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel views the 30-year-old as a talented player he would love to have in his squad and Chelsea are ready to ambush Barcelona’s push for the player.

Long before now, Koulibaly has been linked to an exit from the club after showing his superb talents. Liverpool and Manchester City have also made attempts but all failed to pen him.

Napoli are now ready to let him leave and have been disclosed to be willing to deal if a price around £25m to £33m is presented according to Sky Italia.

With the defender to be out of contract next year June, Napoli prefer cashing in on him now than losing him as a free agent next summer.

Chelsea on the other hand will be pushing to wrap up their new ownership takeover so as to begin transfer business after a disappointing end of the season.