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Chelsea linked with €50 million rated Napoli defender

Chelsea are interested in signing Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj, according to the player’s agent.

Maurizio Sarri is believed to be keen to secure the signing of a player he knows well from his time in Naples, and has identified Hysaj as a key target.

The Albanian has been with Napoli since signing from Empoli in 2015, and has established himself as one of Serie A’s most consistent full-backs. Sarri has targeted the 24-year-old to provide competition for Cesar Azpilicueta and Victor Moses.

Chelsea have been alerted to Hysaj’s availability after the full-back lost his place in the Napoli team to Kevin Malcuit.

Speaking on the matter the player’s agent Mario Giuffredi said: “Chelsea in for Hysaj? If you see Napoli are playing Malcuit and looking at other players, clearly it means that there are also enquiries,” he told Radio CRC.

“Those who say otherwise are misinformed. Hysaj is a player who can do well in English football, given he’s very physical and being watched by big clubs.

“Is he worth €50m? He’s worth €60m for me.”

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