Premier League holders Chelsea are weighing up a transfer for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam, who is out-of-deal at the finish of the year.
The Algeria international has stalled on talks in excess of a contemporary extension at Naples with the club reluctant to insert a small release clause of £30m in his deal.
As a final result, the Serie A leaders are mulling in excess of his probable sale in January alternatively than dropping him on a no cost in considerably less than eight months’ time.
In accordance to The Specific, the Blues are preparing an supply for Ghoulam possessing skipped on the companies of Juventus’ Alex Sandro final summer season.
However, they are probably to obtain rigid opposition from league rivals Liverpool and Manchester Town even though Atletico Madrid are also checking the proceedings.
Ghoulam has amassed practically 150 appearances for Napoli due to the fact arriving from French club Saint-Etienne in the winter of 2014.