Antonio Conte now seems to be watching at another Italian-based target in Nikola Maksimović, the 24-year-old defender who appears to be available if the best offer comes in, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Italian journalist Di Marzio, suggests that one of Koulibaly’ alternatives being weighed by Chelsea is Maksimovic of Torino preferably.
The Serbian is skilful and talented and would come as pleasantly cheaper option as opposed to Koulibaly.
But, Maksimovic had long been linked with a move to Napoli However has now surfaced on the radar of Antonio Conte’s team.
The Serie A side have already sold Kamil Glik to Monaco and will not sell the defender at a reduced fee and not to a cash-rich Premier League club.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Italian manager Antonio Conte wants The Blues to land Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic after Romelu Lukaku committed his future to Everton for another campaign, according to the British media
The Sunday Mirror are suggesting that Chelsea head coach still wants to reinforce his attacking options this summer despite Lukaku spurning the opportunity to rejoin Chelsea in favour of staying at Everton.
The article suggests that Conte wants to land a proven goal-scorer able of firing his side to the Premier League crown despite already owning Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi.
And the story suggests that Chelsea could switch to Mandzukic is possible at around £25m after just one campaign in Turin.
The West Londoners have made an awesome start of the campaign under the Italian manager after consecutive London derby wins.
The Blues were 2-1 winners against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge last week after a 2-1 triumph over Watford at Vicarage Road.