Chelsea set for N'golo Kante and Kalidou Koulibaly double bid

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Antonio Conte's Chelsea revolution is now officially underway, with the Italian boss quickly making his mark in his first days as Blues manager.

The club have so far been relatively quiet in the transfer market, perhaps on account of Conte's presence at Euro 2016 with his national side.

Michy Batshuayi has been the only high-profile player to arrive, but that could be about to change.


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The Sun report that Conte is closing in on a double swoop for N'Golo Kante and Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Leicester midfielder is set to cost around £30million, which presumably means Napoli will be receiving around £50million for their highly-rated defender.

Claudio Ranieri has admitted Kante is on his way out of Leicester, with the Frenchman recently turning down a new contract offer of £100,000 a week.

Kante will be a huge loss for the Foxes, having been instrumental in their shock title triumph.

However, Leicester's loss is Chelsea's gain, as Kante can help them address the weaknesses in the heart of their midfield that were a major factor in them finishing tenth last season.

Koulibaly, meanwhile, will fill the void left by John Terry at centre-back, as the former England skipper is expected to take on a diminished role.

Chelsea are set to meet their transfer record for the Senegalese defender, equalling the £50million paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres five years ago.

Eighty million pounds may seem a lot to spend on two defensive players, but this summer requires a statement of intent from Conte. Bringing in Kante and Koulibaly finally shows the Blues mean business again.

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