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ADL confirms Napoli rejected Koulibaly bid from Chelsea

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed he turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for Kalidou Koulibaly.

Reports suggested that the Blues seriously went after the Senegalese centre-back late in the transfer window but opted to bring David Luiz back from PSG after seeing their pursuit rebuffed by the Naples outfit.

De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss: "It's just not a rumour that Chelsea offered more than 50 million for [Koulibaly], it's true we rejected it."

It is assumed that De Laurentiis was speaking in Euros when mentioning the bid he rejected, which means Chelsea offered over £43m for the 25-year-old.

Andrew Slevison
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