Chelsea could make a surprise approach for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the winter transfer window.
The Senegal international is one of the best defenders in the Serie A, and has spent the past seven years with Napoli.
He was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, but just like in the past, nothing materialised.
According to football.london, the Blues could make a surprise move for Koulibaly when the transfer window reopens.
Napoli are facing financial difficulties, and they are open to parting ways with Koulibaly, who is their highest earner.
The 30-year-old could be available for around €35m. The Blues are likely to pursue a new centre-back midway through the season.
They were keen on landing Jules Kounde, but failed to negotiate a fee. Sevilla are unlikely to listen to any January offers.
The Blues could be tempted to land Koulibaly, who has been a long-term target for them. He was first on their radar in 2016.