Incoming Chelsea star Kalidou Koulibaly has been spotted at Heathrow airport before jetting stateside to link up with Thomas Tuchel and his new teammates.
The Napoli icon has been linked with a move to the Premier League throughout his stay in southern Italy. And he will become Chelsea's second signing of the summer after the acquisition of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.
Chelsea have agreed to a £34million fee for the Senegalese international, and he is believed to have put pen to paper on his new deal. Koulibaly had been in London, with his agent Fali Ramadani, to undergo medical checks.
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Koulibaly will join the Blues in Las Vegas, not Los Angeles, where they will start the second stint of their pre-season tour of the USA.
Chelsea will face Mexican side Club America at the Allegiant Stadium, home of NFL side the Las Vegas Raiders, on Saturday evening. Koulibaly could be in attendance for the game – although Chelsea are yet to formally announce the singing.
Tuchel's side have been in the market for a centre-back since last summer when they missed out on Jules Kounde.
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Koulibaly joined Napoli in 2014, after impressing at Belgian side Genk, and he quickly rose to one of Italy's top defenders.
He has been linked with moves to both sides of Manchester in the past, but neither move ever materialised.
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