Chelsea To ‘FORCE’ Jules Kounde Move In January (DETAILS)
Chelsea will look to make Jules Kounde move happen by January with hopes of them signing him for €50 million, MySportDab reports.
The Blues failed in their attempts to land a deadline day transfer for the France International as Sevilla were holding out for a high fee.
Jules Kounde to Chelsea is still on the table as the London side are looking into making the move happen when the winter window opens in January.
Sevilla are holding out for €80 million which doesn’t look like it will happen as the Blues are only willing to pay €50M for the defender.
The move could have happened this summer, but everything collapsed at last minute which saw his club refusing to accept a lower bid.
Chelsea will revive their interest in Jules Kounde in January if Sevilla lower their asking price to €50 million (£43m/$59m), according to report reaching us from ESPN.
It looked as though the Blues would be able to reach an agreement to sign the defender in the summer window which failed to happen.
The Liga side ultimately decided to stand strong on the player’s €80m (£68m/$95m) buyout clause which was the reason for the failed move.
The report suggests Kounde had made significant progress on agreeing on a long-term deal with the Blues and is keen to make the move as he turned down other offers which include Tottenham.
Although, a transfer will ultimately depend on whether Sevilla settles for a bid lower than his buyout clause to allow the defender to leave.
Reports of frustration from the player after the failed move on transfer deadline day were said to have led to Jules Kounde not speaking with club staff.