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Chelsea defender wanted by Saudi Arabian club

Chelsea defender wanted by Saudi Arabian club

Kalidou Koulibaly news

Koulibaly set for Saudi switch?
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Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly attracting interest from Al-Hilal this summer.

The centre-back joined the Blues from Napoli for £34 million last summer, and his arrival was greeted by the fans.

However, the 31-year-old struggled in his debut campaign and the club are now open to cutting their losses on him.

Inter Milan recently made a loan proposal to sign Koulibaly, but the Blues prefer to offload the defender permanently.

It is now reported that Al-Hilal have made an approach for the defender and personal terms are being discussed for now.

The Saudi Arabian could then negotiate with the Blues, but they are unlikely to make a significant transfer offer.

Al-Hilal could pay a fee in the region of £15m for the defender, who was prone to positional errors for Chelsea last term.

Aside from Koulibaly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could also make the switch to Saudi after falling out-of-favour.

His initial preference was to rejoin Barcelona, but they have decided against re-signing him from the west London side.