£68 million defender ‘wants Chelsea move’ with Blues in talks over transfer deal

Chelsea fans have been told that Jules Kounde would prefer a transfer move to the Bridge this summer

Thomas Tuchel now has one of the very best squads in the Premier League and after managing to get the board to splash the cash on Romelu Lukaku, has a striker that has the ability to find the back of the net on a weekly basis.

But there is a strong feeling that adding another defender to that back-line is something that Tuchel would like to do over the next few weeks, and Kounde is a player that is high up on the shopping list.

Regarded as one of the finest young defenders in the game, Kounde has developed nicely at Sevilla, enough so, that is now valued at a massive £68 million, so would not come cheap when clubs try to make a move.

But now amid the speculation that a number of clubs are interested in a deal for the young man, Transfer expert Duncan Castles has claimed that Kounde would prefer a transfer move to Chelsea this window.

Speaking on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast, via the Express, Duncan Castles said: “The guidance I have is that Kounde would prefer Chelsea, should they be able to come to an agreement with Sevilla over a transfer fee in the last fortnight of the window, to Tottenham.”


It is very easy to see just why Chelsea are very keen on a deal for Kounde, but the squad they have now, the players, should be enough to win Tuchel a couple more trophies over the next 12 months

And then he can see the club splashing the cash for Kounde next summer, especially as there is only a few weeks left of the transfer window and both clubs are not even close to agreeing a fee.


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