Chelsea told €80 million is price to pay for Frenchman – as Boehly wants contracts done
Chelsea are reportedly ready to launch another bid for Jules Kounde after their near miss last summer.
Chelsea have been in the headlines alot over the past few weeks – most noticeably for the fact that one of the clubs very best players will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
We are of course talking about Antonio Rudiger – who has been one of the clubs best performers this season but has agreed a mammoth four-year deal with Spanish giants Rewal Madrid.
The Blues were on the brink of signing Kounde last summer but the move collapsed at the final hurdle, but with Rudiger now on his way out of the club, Chelsea have once again been linked with a transfer move
And the defender is still keen on a move to Stamford Bridge despite interest from a slew of other clubs, according to Football Talk- as the report states that the West Londoners are the ‘main suitors’ for the France international.
New owner Todd Boehly is said to want to clarify the futures of stars who are out of contract next summer first, according to Fabrizio Romano – with the likes of Mason Mount, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante will all be available for free in 2023 if they do not sign new deals.
Romano said of the Kounde deal: “He has a release clause for €80 million but from Sevilla they’re really tough in the negotiations. So, it’s not going to be an easy one.
“Let’s see what will happen in these negotiations, but the message will be ‘we can’t lose players in the same position on a free again, as it happened with Rudiger and Christensen’.”
We do not yet know how much money Tuchel will be handed in the transfer window to replace the players that he will be losing – but if he gets the cash to sign Kounde – it would be a very good move for the club to make
He is already brilliant and under the right manager – he could develop into one of the best defenders in world football and that £51 million asking price will look like a bargain in a few seasons