After Chelsea became a serious contender and to sign the central defender over the weekend, Jules Kounde responded to transfer speculation.
According to La Colina De Nervion, Chelsea started the battle for Kounde last month. The Sevilla central defender is considered to be one of Manchester United’s most important defensive target. Since then, Eric Bailly has signed a new contract, and it has been suggested that Manchester United should prioritize their offensive options this summer. Last weekend, La Razon also claimed that Chelsea are keen on Kounde.
The Blues are looking for Thiago Silva’s long-term successor. The Brazilian did not have a contract at the end of the season, but was impressed and may renew his contract for another year. In fact, La Razon claimed that Thomas Tuchel’s men are very interested in signing a central defender. Kounde has a 90 million release clause, and his LaLiga club realizes that no bidder in the next market will meet this price. but Seville is willing to allow the French to leave this summer for about £70m. Over the weekend, Kounde was asked about his future.
La thinks this is a direct battle between 22-year-old Chelsea and Real Madrid.