Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly provides update on future; Arsenal and Chelsea linked

Juventus' Sami Khedira in action against Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

The Frenchman looks set for pastures new this summer.

Juventus' Sami Khedira in action against Napoli's Kalidou KoulibalyJuventus' Sami Khedira in action against Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has provided an update on his future and claimed his time at the Serie A club might soon be up, in an interview with L’Equipe via DiMarzio.

The 24-year old has been linked with a host of European clubs, most notably Arsenal and Chelsea – as reported by the Daily Star – and the door now appears to be open for his suitors to land their man.

"My situation? I have three years on my contract,” said Koulibaly. “I was very happy at the time when I signed a five-year deal but now I had a great season and I have many offers on the table. I want to make right decision from financial and sporting stand point.

- SSC Napoli Kalidou Koulibaly (L) in action against Edin Dzeko of AS Roma.- SSC Napoli Kalidou Koulibaly (L) in action against Edin Dzeko of AS Roma.

“Many great clubs want me and I have no news from Napoli. I get the impression I may leave. I want to keep growing perhaps by going abroad. Have I spoken to Conte? No but it could happen, if Napoli doesn't contact me I will start talking to other clubs"

File photo of Italy's coach Antonio Conte attending a news conference ahead of their international friendly against Spain. Conte was named as Chelsea's new head coach with a three-year contract, the outgoing Premier League champions announced on April 4,File photo of Italy's coach Antonio Conte attending a news conference ahead of their international friendly against Spain. Conte was named as Chelsea's new head coach with a three-year contract, the outgoing Premier League champions announced on April 4,

Chelsea appear to be at the front of the queue for the powerful centre-back’s signature and he may well prove to be Antonio Conte’s first signing as Chelsea manager.

Arsenal meanwhile, may have to turn their attentions elsewhere in their pursuit of a more commanding partner for Laurent Koscienly.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Gunners have been quiet on the transfer front in recent windows but the early signing of Granit Xhaka and links to the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez suggests Arsene Wenger has taken a different approach this summer.

Arsenal failed to capitalise on the poor campaigns of the perennial title challengers last season and missed the chance to win a first league title since 2004 .

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all likely to invest heavily over the next few months and it seems Wenger’s hand has finally been forced into action.

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