Three Chelsea stars could move to the Saudi league this summer on big-money contracts

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According to a report on The Sun, Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly is in talks to move to the Saudi league this summer on a big money contract.

The defender signed for the Blues in a £34million deal last summer but failed to impress in his first season at the club.

Now he could be offered another escape route out of West London by the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s Private Investment Fund are currently in talks with Koulibaly over the prospect of playing for Al-Ittihad and the defender is “open to the discussions” over the potential switch.

However, PIF “are willing to allow him to join any other club should he wish” instead.

Koulibaly isn’t the only Chelsea player attracting interest from the Saudi league.

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has already agreed a €1.9million-per-week deal to join Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ittihad.

Kante, who will leave Chelsea at the end of June when his contract expires, has agreed a two-year contract with Al Ittihad with an option of another year.

Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is nearing agreements with two Saudi Arabian clubs.

An agreement on a pre-contract with the Saudi Private Investment Fund is close to being found. Aubameyang would join either Al-Ahli Saudi FC or Al-Shabab FC.