Chelsea FC to buy centre-back for $41 million

Last weekend, the Blues reached an agreement to sign Sterling from Man City for $ 54 million upfront, with a $12 million fee depending on the achievement.

The England striker earns a weekly salary of nearly $400,000 on a contract that runs until 2027. On July 13, Sterling also wrote a letter of farewell to Man City after seven years.

After brief negotiations, Chelsea reached an agreement to sign kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli for $41 million, including an additional fee.

Earlier, the Senegalese centre-back agreed all personal terms with Chelsea, receiving a salary of $ 11 million per season.

According to Sky Sport Italy, Koulibaly flew to London on Saturday evening for a medical at Stamford Bridge the following day.

If he passes the test, the 30-year-old centre-back will be Chelsea’s second new signing this summer.

COACH Thomas Tuchel He wants to strengthen his defence after Antonio Rudiger arrives at Real, and Andreas Christensen arrives at Barca, both on a free transfer. Initial Chelsea Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus.

However, chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly said Bayern were leading the de Ligt competition so they turned to Koulibaly.

Koulibaly has been with Napoli since 2014.

Last season, he played 27 games and helped the club finish third in Serie A, behind Milan and Inter.

He also scored three and assisted three goals in 27 Serie A matches, equalling Rudiger’s contribution in his final season with Chelsea.

Koulibaly was once considered the world’s top centre-back, having four consecutive seasons in the Serie A team of the year, the period 2016-2019.