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Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been reportedly linked with Chelsea for the past two years, but Napoli have refused to sell the Senegal international to the Blues.

Reports are still linking Chelsea with the 26-year-old, but his agent Bruno Satin has hinted that the Blues must qualify for the Champions League to be able to sign him.

“Transfers? There’s always a need to refresh things at a club, and that implies a change of players or staff, but I have no information about Napoli, although they certainly need to improve,” he told Radio Crc.

“Koulibaly, [Napoli coach Maurizio] Sarri and [Elseid] Hysaj to Chelsea? I don’t know anything, neither do I know if Chelsea will qualify for the Champions League or not.

“It’s important to understand how the season will end because important players want to play the Champions League.

“Is Koulibaly worth €100m? The market and [Napoli chairman Aurelio] De Laurentiis will decide because Kalidou has no release clause.

“The President may also decide to keep him because he considers him important for the team.

“I don’t know if these three games will be his last for Napoli because there have been offers every year, but Koulibaly has always ended up staying, so he won’t necessarily leave.

“It’s difficult to make predictions now, plus there’s also a need to understand what Sarri will do.”

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