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Chelsea sign Senegal defender Koulibaly

Chelsea have completed the signing of Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli on a four-year contract, the Premier League club has announced.

British media reported Chelsea paid a fee in the region of STG32 million pounds ($A55 million) for the 31-year-old, who becomes the London side’s second summer signing after Raheem Sterling.

“I’m very happy to be here with this team at Chelsea,” Koulibaly said in a statement.

“Chelsea came first to get me in 2016 but we didn’t make it. Now when they came to me I accepted it because they really wanted me to come to the Premier League to play for them.”

Chelsea lost centre backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen earlier in the close season, and Koulibaly’s addition will come as a boost for Thomas Tuchel’s side as they look to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.

Koulibaly made 317 appearances for Napoli after joining from…

Read more at thewest.com.au

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