Chelsea FC are nonetheless eager to signal Jules Kounde from Sevilla this summer season as Thomas Tuchel appears to be like to bolster his defensive choices, in line with Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano.
Kounde has lengthy been touted as a potential goal for the Blues and the 23-year-old centre-half was linked with a change to Stamford Bridge final summer season, however a switch did not materialise and he ended up staying at Sevilla.
Chelsea FC are considered looking out for defensive reinforcements this summer season as Tuchel appears to be like to bolster his squad – and with the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen set to depart the south west London membership.
It was confirmed on Thursday that Aston Villa had agreed a deal to signal Sevilla defender Diego Carlos in a £26m deal, a transfer which raised questions on whether or not the Spanish membership can be keen to let two of their key gamers on the again depart in the identical switch window.
Nevertheless, in line with Italian journalist Romano, Chelsea FC are nonetheless assured that they will get a deal finished for Kounde this summer season.
Posting on his Twitter account, Romano stated: “Chelsea haven’t any intention to surrender on Jules Kounde even when Sevilla have already bought Diego Carlos to Aston Villa.
“Thomas Tuchel needs Kounde and he needs Premier League transfer. Chelsea are ready to open talks as soon as sanctions shall be over.”
Kounde was a outstanding fixture within the Sevilla staff this season, scoring two objectives and making one help in 32 La Liga video games to assist his facet to complete in fourth place within the desk.
He additionally notched up 10 appearances within the cup competitions and featured thrice for France of their World Cup qualifying video games.
Kounde, who’s of Beninese and French descent, made his senior worldwide debut for France in June final yr at Euro 2020.