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Sunday August 14 2016
Chelsea bid €58m for Koulibaly?

The Daily Express claims Chelsea will raise their offer for Kalidou Koulibaly to £50m (€58m), but Napoli want him to stay.

Koulibaly’s agent said the situation would be sorted out within days, but that has not happened, as it still remains very much up in the air.

This weekend English paper the Express suggests Antonio Conte’s club is prepared to raise the offer to an astonishing €58m.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests Napoli are determined not to let the centre-back go.

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Saturday August 13 2016
Koulibaly pushing for Chelsea

Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly pushing to join Chelsea, but Napoli won’t let the defender go for less than €45m.

According to Goal Italia, the Senegal international is determined to make the move to the Premier League and Antonio Conte’s squad.

There was also interest from Arsenal and Everton, but K2 seems to have his heart set on Stamford Bridge.

However, Napoli have repeatedly stated he is not for sale and the price-tag is believed to be in the region of €45m.

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Thursday August 11 2016
Napoli plan to hold Koulibaly

Napoli are reportedly planning to keep Kalidou Koulibaly for one more year, offering a renewal.

The centre-back was expected to leave the Partenopei this summer, and he’s been heavily linked with Chelsea.

However, Sky reports that contacts are ongoing between the player’s entourage and the club in an effort to keep him at San Paolo.

Napoli will not offer an astronomical wage, but are willing to up his salary with a verbal agreement that he can leave next summer if big offers come in.

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Wednesday August 10 2016
Everton eye Rugani, Murillo, Koulibaly

Everton need a central defender and they've targeted Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, Juventus' Daniele Rugani and Inter's Jeison Murillo.

The sale of John Stones to Manchester City left a gaping hole at the back, which Ronald Koeman's team is trying to fill by turning to Serie A.

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Wednesday August 10 2016
'Koulibaly settled in 48 hours'

The agent of Kalidou Koulibaly promises the situation with Napoli will be resolved 'within two, maximum three days'.

The Senegalese had expressed in rather blunt terms his desire to leave the Partenopei, and a €40m offer had promptly come in from Chelsea.

In spite of the rift that had opened between the player and the club, Napoli refused to sell him and are still doing their utmost to keep him.

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Saturday July 30 2016
Napoli: Valdifiori blocks Diawara

Napoli have a deal to sign Bologna's Amadou Diawara, but must first settle the issues of Mirko Valdifiori and Nikola Maksimovic with Torino.

The Partenopei successfully frog-leaped Roma in their efforts to pick up the Guinean midfielder, and are looking to offer the player a five-year contract starting from €1m per season.

However, the Gazzetta dello Sport reports that before moving they would like to settle the sale of Valdifiori, whom Diawara is meant to replace.

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Friday July 29 2016
Napoli: Hamsik, Koulibaly contracts

Marek Hamsik has reportedly agreed to a new four-year contract with Napoli, but Kalidou Koulibaly must be convinced.

The Slovak met with his club's representatives yesterday, and reports so far indicate that the meeting was fruitful.

The Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Hamsik accepted a deal for four more years with the Partenopei, which for all intents and purposes means he will close his career with the club.

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Wednesday July 27 2016
Chelsea make new Koulibaly bid?

Chelsea have made a €45m bid for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.

The defender was one of the Partenopei’s key men as they finished second last season, but wants to leave the club this summer.

Now Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports that Chelsea have made a new bid of €45m [£37.7m] to bring Koulibaly to Stamford Bridge.

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Wednesday July 27 2016
ADL: 'We want Icardi, but...'

Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms Napoli's interest in Inter's Mauro Icardi but won't talk of the deal's 'private' aspects.

The Argentine is touted as one of the best options to replace Gonzalo Higuain, but the Nerazzurri are reluctant to sell him.

“We'd like for this operation to be possible, this is clear to everyone,” De Laurentiis told Il Corriere dello Sport. “I don't like to discuss matters that have to remain, as far as possible, confidential.

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Monday July 25 2016
'Koulibaly wants to leave Napoli'

Kalidou Koulibaly's agent confirms the player wants to leave Napoli: 'We're leaving for economic reasons'.

The Partenopei were allegedly being offered €55m for the central defender, although they repeatedly stated that they did not wish to sell.

“Let's be clear, I went to meet the president at Dimaro last Saturday,” said the player's agent Bruno Satin. “We summed up the situation after these tense few weeks.

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