Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images
The Blues failed with a series of bids to lure the Senegal international in 2016, but Italian website Tuttomercatoweb (h/t Telegraph) reported the Premier League champions have come back with a renewed bid this summer.
Napoli didn’t want to lose Koulibaly last summer and “are ready to play hardball” over his signature once again, although the player’s agent is quoted as telling Mondo Napoli: “Koulibaly? The transfer market is long as it will be open until August 31, something might happen before then. Chelsea? They are a world-class team that many players would like to join but I don’t want to talk about this now.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.