The biggest story amongst the Chelsea faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern is their club’s search for a new central defender…
With John Terry coming to the end of his career and Gary Cahill looking out form, there has never been a better time for Chelsea to look to upgrade the centre of their defence.
Currently plying his trade in Italy with Napoli, Koulibaly is a strong, technically gifted central defender – particularly strong in the air but also decent with his feet. He is able to play on the left hand side of the central pairing, making him the perfect JT replacement for The Blues.
Chelsea fans have reacted well to news of a potential deal, with many feeling that he could be the perfect signing to solve Chelsea’s defensive woes.
Zouma and Koulibaly at the back for Chelsea on Lord how I dream about this happening!!! Rock solid defence! #CFC
Come on Chelsea go ahead and sign Mahrez & Koulibaly #CFC
— hadi (@AlkassisHadi) August 4, 2016
Reports from Mirror say that Chelsea have today tabled an improved bid of £33.5 for Koulibaly. *pay up and sign him up* #CFC
— #CFCALLTHEWAY (@1MorataFan) August 2, 2016
— Chelsea Realist (@chelsea_realist) July 29, 2016
Zouma injured, Christensen loan, Cahill meh, Terry is old, Papy gone, we must sign mustafi or Koulibaly.
— Jordan. (@ChelseaEnigma) August 5, 2016
Him and Zouma are my dream pair for next 5+ years. Mustafi is a good backup but Koulibaly is the main man.
— Piotr Podraza (@ppodraza) August 5, 2016
Stats are not everything, Koulibaly is better.
— ManLikeCesc (@FabregasPass) August 5, 2016
— Cantankerous Kanté (@NGoaloKante) August 15, 2016
— cenzo vincent (@mycenzo212) August 15, 2016
Koulibaly is a beast he's an absolute mountain. Imagine him and zouma. Looks to be edging closer. Awful fee but it's crazy season #CFC
— Superfranklew (@superfranklew) August 14, 2016
Looks pretty unanimous amongst the Chelsea faithful! Their only concern is the price tag, but in a league where Paul Pogba is worth £100 million; £45 million for Kalidou Koulibaly looks par for the course.
What do you think Chelsea fans? Too much to pay for the defender, or a necessary price tag for a player of his quality? Let us know below!
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