The possibility of Kim Min-jae’s predecessor, Kalidou Koulibaly’s transfer to Italian Serie A second-place Inter Milan, was mentioned.
On the 31st (Korean time), Italian media ‘Gachetta dello Sport’ reported that “Inter have been offered to sign Koulibaly.” 토토사이트
Inter are looking into signing a centre-back at the end of the transfer window. Center back Milan Schkriniar is set to move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). I have agreed to join in the summer when my contract expires, but there is a possibility that I will go to PSG sooner. PSG have announced their willingness to pay a transfer fee to bring Škriniar back in January. Inter is also discussing it as it is the last chance to receive the transfer fee. However, a transfer fee agreement has not yet been reached.
Inter are looking for a replacement in preparation for the possibility of Skriniar’s last-minute departure. Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) and Thiago Zalo (Lille OSC) are on the list, but it is known that Manchester United and Lille are not willing to send each player right away. At this time, Koulibaly emerged as another option.
Koulibaly played in Italy’s Serie A stage until last season. As Kim Min-jae’s predecessor, he played an active role as a main axis defender for 8 years at Napoli. He was considered one of the best center backs in Serie A and was constantly rumored to transfer to other leagues. He moved to the English Premier League (EPL) only after his 31st birthday last summer. Chelsea invested 40 million euros (approximately 53.4 billion won) in the signing of Koulibaly.
The reason why the possibility of returning to Italy after half a year is raised is because Koulibaly is having difficulty adapting to the EPL. While Napoli have completely filled the void left by Cooly Valli with the signing of Kim Min-jae, Cooly Vali has not lived up to expectations at Chelsea. His position continues to narrow as he joined French centre-back Benoit Badi Ascil a while ago. He appeared as a substitute against Crystal Palace in the last two league games and missed the match against Liverpool.
However, it is unlikely that Koulibaly’s move to Inter will actually happen. ‘Gachetta dello Sport’ predicted that it would be difficult for Inter to afford Koulibaly’s increased salary following his transfer to Chelsea.