‘Done and sealed’ - Fabrizio Romano confirms Chelsea have sold £17m star

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Chelsea star Kalidou Koulibaly spotted in Saudi Arabia ahead of completing move to Al-Hilal.

Chelsea have managed to sell defender Kalidou Koulibaly to Al Hilal after the Senegal defender was spotted in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning ahead of the move.

The 32-year-old only arrived at Chelsea last season in a deal worth around £32million from Napoli but it is reported that he is leading a mass exodus at Stamford Bridge with the likes of Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech all expected to follow him to the Middle East country this month.

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Often reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed the Senegal captain was in Saudi ahead of completing his deal that will see Chelsea get the £200,000-a-week wages he’s on off their books.

Al-Hilal will also pay the Blues around £17million to close the deal as Mauricio Pochettino’s side look to clear out a lot of players and bring in new ones in to steer the club back to competing for titles in England and in Europe.

According to reports in Saudi Arabia, the defender will now undergo his medical before signing his deal which will make him one of the highest-earning African footballers of all time.

French World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante has also recently moved to the Middle East country as well as Karim Benzema.

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Chelsea are also holding out for a fee in the region of £57million if they are to let go of midfielder Mason Mount to Manchester United. The England international has one year left on his current deal but has made it clear he does not want to sign a fresh contract or extend his stay at the club.

Chelsea have even offered to extend his contract by just a year, giving everyone a chance to find an amicable solution to his exit, but Mount’s camp have made it clear he only wants to leave the club this summer.

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