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newsfootball2 months ago

Think maybe Romelu Lukaku didn’t have confidence he needed, reveals Kalidou Koublibaly

Chelsea’s newest defensive recruit Kalidou Koulibaly has suggested that maybe Romelu Lukaku didn’t have the confidence he needed to thrive at Chelsea which is why he struggled. The Belgian re-signed for the Blues last summer in a club-record move but endured an underwhelming first season back.
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featurefootball2 months ago

2022/23 Premier League Previews | Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel and a new owner's hope for the future

The 2022/23 Premier League season is around the corner and for Chelsea, this season could very well define Thomas Tuchel's time at Stamford Bridge. Because having won the Champions League trophy, the next step is to spend millions on another striker to win the title. And they're doing just that.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Chelsea sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly for reported €40 million fee

In a statement, Chelsea have confirmed that they have signed Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in a move worth €40 million with the 30-year-old signing a four year contract. The Senegalese becomes the club’s second signing this summer after a mega move for Raheem Sterling earlier this month.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Kalidou Koulibaly not looking to join Juventus this summer amidst interest

According to Il Mattino, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is not looking to sign for Juventus this summer despite the fact that the Old Lady have been linked with a move for him. The 30-year-old has one year left on his current deal at Napoli and is reportedly looking for a new challenge.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Reports | Barcelona looking to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer

According to Sport, Barcelona are looking to bring in defensive reinforcements during the summer transfer window and have shortlisted Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly as their top target. The 30-year-old has only one year left on his current deal and has reportedly rejected an extension from the club.
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newsfootball6 months ago

2019 AFCON final was difficult match but it encourages us to take our revenge, proclaims Kalidou Koulibaly

Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly has admitted that his team does have the 2019 AFCON final on their mind ahead of a clash against Egypt and they’re keen to take their revenge. The Lions of Teranga will play at the venue they lost the 2019 AFCON final for the first time in three years.
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newsfootball9 months ago

Reports | Chelsea and Senegal’s Edouard Mendy to miss start of AFCON after positive COVID-19 test

According to Sky Sports, Senegal have been hit hard by COVID-19 as Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly and striker Famara Diedhiou have all tested positive before the start of AFCON. The tournament favourites start their tournament against Zimbabwe before games against Guinea and Malawi.
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newsfootballa year ago

Something more must be done against racism, indicates Giorgio Chiellini

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini stated that he was ashamed of his roots as an Italian, after the racist abuse directed at the Napoli players in their match against Fiorentina on Sunday. The Italian also added that solutions have to be found to discourage racist abuse from the stands.
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newsfootballa year ago

Will chain myself to Kalidou Koulibaly to keep him at Napoli, asserts Luciano Spalletti

Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has claimed that he will chain himself to centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in order to keep him at the club. The Italian head coach is determined to keep the Senegalese defender at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium amidst talk of a potential Premier League switch.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | Manchester City eyeing €55 million move for Benfica’s Ruben Dias

According to Goal, Manchester City are reportedly considering a €55 million move for Benfica star Ruben Dias this summer with Nicolas Otamendi set to be used as a make-weight. The Portuguese center-back has been heavily linked with a move away this summer, with Tottenham also in the race.
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