- Arsenal, is set to battle Chelsea in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer
- The Gunners is reportedly set to bid £53m for the defender
- The Senegal star was widely touted to join Chelsea in 2016 after Antonio Conte identified the 26-year-old as the ideal target
Premier League giant, Arsenal, is set to battle Chelsea in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.
British media, The Daily Express, report that the Gunners are already making transfer plans for next season as they hope to announce a new manager that will replace outgoing manager Arsene Wenger.
Gunners chiefs are looking at Koulibaly as the ideal man to shore up the defence after the departure of Arsene Wenger who has been at the helm of affairs for 22 years.
The Senegal star was widely touted to join Chelsea in 2016 after Antonio Conte identified the 26-year-old as the ideal target.
However, now Arsenal are willing to table a £53m bid for Khoulibaly this summer.
NAIJ.com previously report that Chelsea who are Premier League campaigners are now reportedly preparing a £65 million bid to sign Napoli and Senegalese football star Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.
The 26-year-old defender has been impressive this season for his club in Italy and his performances have caught the attention of many clubs.
On Sunday, April 22, he scored a towering headed winner against Juventus to blow the Serie A title race wide open.
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