30 Jan 2022 | 14:02
Chelsea have been following Jules Kounde for a long time. It is known that they wanted to sign Kounde in the summer but were rejected by Sevilla at the end of August because they could not find a replacement.
Currently, the La Liga club is losing ground in the championship race and AS believes that Sevilla will have to consider selling a few pillars to balance its finances in the summer of 2022.
The report suggests that Chelsea could be successful with a transfer fee of around £42m, provided “nothing unusual happens” regarding the sale of any other players.
To avoid a long and dreamy night, Chelsea’s priority is to reach an agreement with Sevilla on Kounde before the summer transfer window officially opens.
Although Kounde’s contract is due to expire in 2024, an early sale of him in January instead of the summer is in Sevilla’s best economic interest due to the percentage they will receive from their former side. Kounde – Bordeaux.
Meanwhile, there has not been much progress in negotiating contract extensions with Chelsea defenders. Specifically, Andreas Christensen is looking forward to a move to Barca or Bayern Munich when this season ends. Meanwhile, César Azpilicueta is also considering leaving Stamford Bridge when his contract with the club expires in the summer.