Blues urged to move for Koulibaly
Chelsea would benefit from signing Kalidou Koulibaly because he “belongs to another level”, says Frank Leboeuf.
The 28-year-old has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United this summer but was a target for the Blues when Jose Mourinho was in charge back in 2015.
Former Blues defender Leboeuf thinks the Senegalese would fit in well at Liverpool but believes Chelsea need a player of his quality in their backline.
“I will never ask him to go to Manchester United for many reasons,” he told ESPN FC. “I want him to win some stuff and I think Manchester United is not the club that they used to be and they’re not ready to win stuff.
“I think Liverpool would be a good fit with [Virgil] van Dijk, that would be fantastic. Paris Saint-Germain as well with Marquinhos, there would be two great central defenders.
“I think Chelsea will need a player like that. I don’t know if Koulibaly will be interested, but even if they have two very good central defenders, Koulibaly I think belongs to another level and would fit very well.”
Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso ‘likes’ tweet criticising Ben Chilwell
Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has seemingly liked a tweet which highlighted his statistics in comparison to Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.
In recent days, the Blues have been heavily linked with an approach for the England international, who would replace either Alonso or Emerson Palmieri.
However, Alonso appears to have made his feelings known on potentially being dislodged from the squad by acknowledging criticism of his potential successor.
The Spaniard liked a tweet which read: “this guy can go on about Chilwell for 140 seconds and forgets to mention less goal contributions than Marcos Alonso, who’s started FOURTEEN matches less than Chilwell, less chances created /90 than MA, less clean sheets /90 than MA, less tackles won /90 than MA.”
Although Alonso has sometimes struggled in defensive areas this season, he has contributed four goals and two assists from just 11 outings in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Chilwell has posted two goals and three assists from 23 starts in England’s top flight.