Spanish club Sevilla are reportedly keen to complete the sale of Jules Kounde quickly this summer amid interest from Chelsea.
While Sevilla want to sell Koundé quickly, Chelsea should be hoping to secure his signature.
According to GOALthe La Liga side want to sell the 23-year-old as soon as possible when the summer transfer window opens to give themselves enough time to sign a replacement.
The report states that they are demanding around £59million for their highly rated centre-back.
Moreover, it is understood that Chelsea are very keen to land Koundé as soon as the government sanctions end and that he will be able to sign players. Of course, they’ll need the takeover to officially close first.
Sevilla want to sell Koundé quickly
It has already been reported that Kounde decided to leave Sevilla at the end of this campaign which is why it makes sense that his current club would move quickly.
A minor concern Blues supporters may have relates to the speed of the ongoing takeover.
With Sevilla keen to sell the France international, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea need to be in a position where they can negotiate and sign players.
Moreover, there is reportedly rival interest from Newcastle United and Barcelona to sign Kounde.
Silva should help attract defenders
If you’re a young centre-back aspiring to reach the top, you should jump at the chance to work alongside Thiago Silva at Chelsea next year.
Brazil’s 37-year-old centre-half Silva has been one of football’s finest defenders over the past decade and has signed up for another year at Stamford Bridge.
Kounde, along with other Chelsea-linked centre-halves, should want to play and learn alongside Silva.