Defender strongly hints at transfer to Chelsea, says Conte talks could be soon‏

Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly produced some impressive performances for the Serie A club this season, which saw them finishing second in the league.

It's been reported repeatedly that the Senegalese defender is on Antonio Conte's wish-list, but negotiations with Napoli are never easy, and the Serie A club are also keen on keeping him beyond summer.

The 24-year-old still has three years left on his contract at Napoli, but has hinted at a transfer to Chelsea, in an interview to French newspaper L'Equipe.

Asked about his situation at Napoli, Koulibaly replied: "I have a three year contract at Napoli. I was happy to sign a five-year contract with them, but I did very good things this season and there are proposals on the table.

"I'll make a choice that is most favourable to me, not only financially but also on pitch. Big clubs want to sign me and there is no sign of a renewal with Napoli. The negotiation for a contract extension is stalled. They never wanted to discuss with us."

Koulibaly was also asked if he had a chat with Antonio Conte, and the defender revealed he is going to talk to the Chelsea boss soon.

He added: "No, I have not talked to him but that may be soon. If nothing happens at Napoli, I will start to have contact with other clubs."

There have been reports that Napoli have rejected offers from Chelsea, and the player seems to be clearly frustrated with the situation, and also accused the club of wanting to make money.

"The game In England could be suitable for me but I like Italy, I do not press for a transfer but I hope to sign a renewal with Napoli or we proceed to other solutions. Napoli also wants to make money."

The comments from Koulibaly could definitely help Chelsea to force Napoli, but it could go either way, and Antonio de Laurentiis certainly won't like this interview.

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