Maurizio Sarri will be a success at Chelsea, says Kalidou Koulibaly

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Express Sport have revealed that the new Chelsea man also wants to raid former club Napoli for forward Dries Mertens and right-back Elseid Hysaj.

Speaking after Senegal's 2-1 win against Poland on Tuesday night, Koulibaly stressed that Sarri would need time at Chelsea but is confident that he will ultimately deliver exciting football.

It's claimed that the Spaniard can leave the Stadio San Paolo this summer if his €6M release clause is yet.

And it is believed Sarri has identified his former striker as a prime transfer target for when he takes over at Stamford Bridge. He has proven himself able to still compete at the top level.

The 59-year-old left the Serie A giants at the end of the season, but he is still under contract, therefore making the move to Chelsea slightly trickier.

Chelsea have agreed compensation terms with manager Antonio Conte and his backroom staff.




"You can expect nice football because he's a very good coach".

"I'm disappointed that he leaves like this but we have now a big coach (Carlo Ancelotti)". We know we can win something with him.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal have been long-term admirers of the player, who is highly thought of in Russian Federation.

Chelsea has had a disastrous defence to their Premier League title as the West London club finished fifth on the League table and unable to secure a Champions League spot for next campaign.

While the Belgian is one of the best players in Italy, the doubts that Chelsea have about his age can not be dismissed.

Muddying the waters further is that both Hazard and Courtois have just two years and one year remaining on their contracts respectively and are being strongly linked with moves to Spain.

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