Chelsea had earlier kept tab on Hysaj who has refused to divulge his intention of not renewing his contract with Napoli.

After Chelsea signed a new manager, There were needs to introduce a few players to inculcate new traditional attacking style.

Maurizio Sarri successfully bought versatile midfielder Jorginho while he was poised to sign both Koulibally and Hysaj.

During his request, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis was concerned about losing the Senegalese and the Albanian while he openly announced that Sarri should leave his players.

“He wanted Jorginho and I gave him away after I talked to [boss Carlo] Ancelotti, who told me he was banking a lot on [Amadou] Diawara and that he wanted to play [Marek] Hamsik deeper.” Said Laurentiis

Afterwards, the 24-year-old Albania has refused to renew his contract under his current team, which gives the Blues an edge to come for him in January transfer window.

Chelsea have only Azpilicueta as the right back while Zappacosta has fallen far below Sarri’s pecking order.

It means the Italian could be in search of a greener pasture elsewhere as the 59-year-old is keen on looks for a better competitor against his interim captain.

However, Napoli has struggled under new manager Carlo Ancelotti as the players are still battling hard to cope with their new manager.

Chelsea may as well swap the right-back for the outcast, Zappacosta come next summer.

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