Deal Close – Chelsea to complete Fouzi Ghoulam’s signing next week after Napoli look for replacement


Chelsea’s move for Napoli left back Fouzi Ghoulam could be back on track after Antonio Conte looks to sign the Algerian during the ongoing transfer window.

According to Calciomercato, Ghoulam is ready to part ways with Napoli and the Serie A club have already sounded out a replacement in 21-year-old Torino star Antonio Barreca.

Chelsea, however, face competition from PSG, who are preparing a summer bid for the Algeria defender, who was recently playing in the African Cup of Nations.

Face of Football’s take

Despite reports of Ghoulam joining Chelsea in January, I see this bit of transfer only taking place in the summer with an expected fee of £25-30million.