Italian giants planning to sell Chelsea-linked defender in order to raise funds

Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj could once again be connected with a summer move to Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea, as the Naples-based outfit bid to raise summer transfer funds, the latest reports say.

According to reports from an Italian sport newspaper Tuttosport, as quoted on Calcio Mercato, Napoli are planning to raise as much as €200 million in transfer funds for the summer transfer window.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side want to bring in a host of players ready for next campaign, with Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano reportedly among their list of possible targets.

To do so, the club are going to have sell and Elseid is one of a number of senior-team players who could be out of the door. The report states that Dries Mertens, Allan and Roberto Inglese could all be moved on for big money.

Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri remains keen to land the Albanian, who is valued at €35m by his club, with his entourage talking up a move to London on more than one occasion since the Italian manager’s arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Aurelio De Laurentiis’ club purchased the technically gifted full-back from fellow Serie A outfit Empoli in the summer of 2015 for a reported €5 million fee.

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