Over the past couple of days, we’ve been covering the resurgence of the Kalidou Koulibaly to Chelsea rumours, and they’ve started to develop nicely.

At first, it was Il Mattino merely stating the Blues were still following the Senegalese defender, which was then swiftly followed by Corriere dello Sport, the next day, revealing that Antonio Conte’s side would return for a second attempt at buying him in the summer.

Chelsea had seen a previous €58m bid for Koulibaly turned down, but there was no indication as to how much Napoli would ask for this time around, considering his contract “only” had two years left on it.

Well, Il Mattino kindly clarify that for us, explaining the Serie A side really don’t have the need to sell in the next transfer window.

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That means Aurelio de Laurentiis is free to ask clubs to pay his players’ release clause (if they have one), which Koulibaly does, and it stands at €70m.

Chelsea are once again mentioned directly in the article, but Il Mattino also make it clear the Blues would only return if Antonio Conte remained in charge at Stamford Bridge.