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Two Chelsea stars awaiting lucrative proposals from Saudi clubs


Not one, but two high-profile members of the first-team setup at Premier League giants Chelsea are attracting interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

The players in question? Edouard Mendy, and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Beginning with the former, shot-stopper Mendy’s future in west London, of course, has long been the subject of widespread speculation.

This comes with the Senegalese international, once considered an integral presence between the posts at Stamford Bridge, having fallen badly out of favour this past season.

Now sitting behind Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Blues’ pecking order, and with further goalkeeping reinforcements being eyed ahead of next season, Mendy’s agent, Fali Ramadani, is therefore ‘expected’ to field imminent offers from unnamed Saudi clubs.

And, should he ultimately opt to make the move to the Middle East, Chelsea’s former no.1 could be joined by a current teammate, at both club and international level.

Unlike Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly only made the move to England’s capital last summer, on the back of a stellar stint in Italy with Napoli.

With the Senegalese having endured something of a hit-and-miss debut season in the Premier League, and Chelsea desperate to raise funds to aid further summer expenditure, though, Koulibaly, it is understood, could be sacrificed.

With the towering stopper also represented by the aforementioned Ramadani, proposals are therefore also being fielded for Koulibaly from clubs in the Roshn Saudi League.

Elsewhere, a number of Ligue 1 clubs are keen to bring Mendy back to France, whilst Champions League finalists Inter Milan have set their sights on Koulibaly.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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