Serie A club Napoli have confirmed that Kalidou Koulibaly has chosen to extend his contract amid rumours of him joining Chelsea.
Koulibaly began his career playing for hometown club SR Saint-Dié, and spent two seasons playing on the club’s the Championnat de France amateur 2, before joining the academy of professional club Metz on 1 July, 2009.
Koulibaly made his professional debut in August 2010, and in 2011, joined Belgian club Racing Genk on a four-year contract. On 2 July 2014, Koulibaly moved to Italian side Napoli on a five-year deal, for a fee around the margin of £6.5 million.
On 19 August 2014, Koulibaly made his debut in a UEFA Champions League play-off round qualifier, in which Napoli drew 1–1 with Spanish club Athletic Bilbao. Since then, Koulibaly has made 81 appearances for Napoli, and has scored one goal.
The 2016 summer transfer window was rife with rumours linking Koulibaly to sign for Premier League giants Chelsea. However, earlier this month, Koulibaly revealed that he turned down Chelsea’s offer to stay at Napoli.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that Koulibaly has extended his contract at Napoli.
“I’m happy to announce that Koulibaly has renewed his contract until 2021,” De Laurentiis wrote on Twitter.