Koulibaly focused on Senegal, not future, amid Chelsea links

Kalidou Koulibaly is not letting talk regarding his future affect his preparations for Senegal’s crucial Group H meeting against Colombia in Samara on Thursday.

The Napoli centre-back held negotiations with Chelsea two years ago and, as former boss Maurizio Sarri continues to be linked with taking over from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, rumours around a possible Premier League switch for Koulibaly have begun to resurface.

Senegal need just a point to secure their progress to the last 16, following an opening 2-1 win over Poland and a subsequent 2-2 draw against Japan.

In a media conference on Wednesday, Koulibaly was asked how it felt to be regarded as a £100million player, and whether such transfer speculation was clouding his focus amid a World Cup campaign.

“100million, if you tell my parents this figure I think they’ll have a good laugh!” he joked.

“This price is what the market dictates, I don’t think about it, I just try and do my best on the pitch.

“I don’t think for a

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