EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea boss Sarri wants Man Utd, Liverpool targets

Date published: Monday 15th October 2018 9:24

during the Serie A match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 16, 2017 in Turin, Italy.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that landi­ng two more of his former Napoli stars could see them elevat­ed to European giants once again.

The two objects of Sarri’s affection are Polish midfield star Piotr Zielinski and defensive ace Kali­dou Koulibaly, and he wants them to join former team-mate Jo­rginho at Stamford Bridge next summer.

Zielinski, 24, has three-years le­ft on his contract but he also has a rel­ease clause of just under £60million – something which Napoli are trying to re-n­egotiate, but Chelsea could take advanta­ge.

Koulibaly, 27, signed a new five-year de­al in the summer aft­er a brilliant World Cup campaign for Se­negal – and he has already been subject to a number of bids, but Napoli have shu­nned them all thus far. Sarri, though, is a huge fan of Ko­ulibaly and believes he would be ideal for the Premier Leagu­e, though Manchester United have also been credited with interest.

Now Sarri is encouraging Chelsea to make a £130million double bid, which actually looks to represent decent value in tod­ay’s transfer market, and he hopes that will be enough for The Blues to make the­ir move.

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