Club chief reveals desperate Chelsea offered £58m for Napoli star: Move could still happen
Express Sport understood Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was interested in centre-back Koulibaly and the club made approaches midway through the transfer window.
Everton were also keen on the Senegal international, but Napoli would not budge on their refusal to sell their 25-year-old star.
And president Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Sky Sports just how high Chelsea were willing to go before backing down.
"They offered to me £30m, 35, 40, 45, 50," Aurelio De Laurentiis said.
"'Mr. Conte', I said, 'The marina is behind me, follow me', I offered him that.
"Last moment, two... read more
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