Date: 24th June 2023 at 9:30am
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Chelsea have been one of the Premier League’s busiest clubs so far during the transfer window. 

The Blues have already completed the signing of Christopher Nkunku from German side RB Leipzig, and several of their current stars appear to be closing in on moves away from the club.

Owner Todd Boehly and new manager Mauricio Pochettino are overseeing a squad overhaul, with the former’s huge spending over the past year having left the club with an inflated playing squad.

The likes of Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic all appear to be on the verge of departing Stamford Bridge, but it now appears that another of the Blues’ stars could be on his way out.

As per Fabrizio Romano, defender Kalidou Koulibaly has finalised a move to Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal.

The Senegalese defender will become the latest high profile player to join the Saudi Pro League, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Koulibaly’s current Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante having all agreed to moves in the past year.

Koulibaly looks set to join Al Hilal this summer

Koulibaly, 32, joined Chelsea from Italian side Napoli last summer and endured a mixed first season in west London.

The Senegal international made 32 appearances across all competitions, but was unable to prevent the Blues from recording their lowest league finish in three decades as they ended the season in 14th place.

Previously, the central defender had played a key role for Serie A side Napoli, making 317 appearances for the club over the course of an eight-year stay in Naples.

Romano claims that contracts have been officially signed between the two clubs, with Koulibaly now set to undergo a medical and then put pen to paper on his new deal before being officially unveiled as an Al Hilal player over the weekend.

The centre-back is expected to join up with Wolves star Ruben Neves, who has reportedly agreed a £55 million move to the Pro League outfit, Romano previously reported.

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