‘Tuchel needs him’: Fabrizio Romano offers replace on Chelsea FC curiosity in 23-year-old

Jules Kounde continues to be a “precedence” for Chelsea FC in the summertime switch window – however the Blues are but to make a proper bid for the Sevilla defender, based on Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Blues have been repeatedly linked with a transfer for the 23-year-old French defender, who was reported to be near a switch to Stamford Bridge final summer season.

Chelsea FC’s want to usher in defensive reinforcements this summer season elevated after the Blues misplaced Antonio Rudiger to Actual Madrid on a free switch, with Andreas Christensen additionally anticipated to depart the membership as a free agent earlier than subsequent season.

In line with reporter Romano, Kounde is Chelsea FC’s predominant goal to strengthen their back-line this summer season, and Thomas Tuchel is eager to carry the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge to bolster his squad.

The Italian journalist claims {that a} deal for Kounde could possibly be struck for round €65m, which is €15m lower than the participant’s launch clause at Sevilla.

Nevertheless, Romano additionally says that regardless of a deal wanting probably, Chelsea FC have nonetheless not made a gap bid for the central defender forward of the summer season switch window.

Posting on his private Twitter account, Romano wrote: “Jules Kounde deal, nonetheless precedence for Chelsea. Tuchel needs him. Talks are effectively superior on participant facet, whereas Sevilla are nonetheless ready to obtain the opening bid for the French centre again.

“Price ticket will likely be round €65m, lower than €80m launch clause.”

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Kounde scored two objectives and made one help in 32 La Liga video games for Sevilla final season.

Tuchel is aiming so as to add to his squad this summer season as he seems to be to construct a workforce able to difficult for the title subsequent time period. The Blues are actually working with none restrictions after the membership’s takeover was accomplished, marking the top of the Roman Abramovich period.

The summer season switch window formally opened immediately, on Friday 10 June.

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