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Kalidou Koulibaly adamant leaving Napoli for Chelsea right choice

Kalidou Koulibaly insists he's happy at Chelsea.

The defender joined the Blues in the summer for £34million after spending eight years with Napoli while former boss Thomas Tuchel was in charge at Stamford Bridge.

However, the German manager was sacked following Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League and was quickly replaced by Graham Potter.

But despite not featuring in Potter's two games since taking charge of the club, the Senegalese defender is happy in London.

Koulibaly told Carré: "I have settled in well, just like my family. I arrived at the right time, along with players who have won many trophies.

"It's up to me to prove that the team can always count on me. For now, I am really happy and I hope to continue.'

"I knew that after eight years, my time at Napoli was over. When one of the best clubs in the world calls, you can't wait.

"I did all I could to join Chelsea. I will forever be grateful to Napoli and Naples.

"My children were born there and it's the place where I've become a man and a footballer, but it was time to change."

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