Chelsea FC at the moment are “pushing” to get a deal over the road to signal Jules Kounde from Sevilla, in response to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The south west London aspect have been strongly linked with a transfer for the France worldwide defender in latest days as Thomas Tuchel searches for additional additions on the again forward of subsequent season.
Chelsea FC have already snapped up long-term goal Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli this summer season and the Blues at the moment are understood to be near agreeing a transfer for the 23-year-old Kounde.
In response to Romano, Chelsea FC have now despatched the mandatory paperwork to Sevilla to try to get the deal accomplished as quickly as attainable on account of potential rival curiosity from FC Barcelona.
The Italian journalist says that the south west London aspect are nonetheless ready for Sevilla’s “closing approval” for the deal, which is believed to be price round £55m.
Romano added that Kounde is poised to signal a five-year contract with the south west London aspect if the deal does undergo.
Posting on his private Twitter account on Friday, Romano stated: “Chelsea have despatched paperworks to Sevilla for Koundé deal in the course of the evening, pushing to get it over the road. Particulars after bid on Wednesday: £55m deal, five-year contract.
“Chelsea, nonetheless ready for Sevilla’s closing approval to keep away from new makes an attempt from Barcelona immediately.”
Kounde, who got here by way of the Bordeaux youth system, has earned 11 caps for France since having made his senior worldwide debut final 12 months.
He was a part of the Sevilla workforce who received the Europa League in 2018-19 and has scored 9 objectives in 133 video games for the Spanish aspect since his transfer from Bordeaux in 2019.