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Napoli president De Laurentiis: This is how much Chelsea offered for Koulibaly

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has lifted the lid on Chelsea's attempts to sign Kalidou Koulibaly last year.

De Laurentiis has revealed the Blues made a £47m (€55) bid for the 25-year-old, but they turned it down as they didn't have a replacement for Koulibaly.

"Chelsea had offered €55m, but I told Conte that I could not give him up without first having a worthy substitute," De Laurentiis told beIN Sports' TV channel.

"[I will not sell him] unless Sarri tells me: 'I have Tom, Dick and Harry who are reliable: you give up who you want'."

Koulibaly is under contract at Napoli until 2021 and will not come cheap if he leaves Serie A.


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