Chelsea have been made to understand that they would need to pay handsomely for their 22-year-old target before he would be allowed to join them this summer.
The Blues could need to dig deep into their pockets before they could make the necessary additions they want to make this summer.
While Arsenal have signed two players in Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares, and Manchester United have signed Jadon Sancho and close to confirming the capture of Raphael Varane from Madrid, Chelsea look relatively off in their own chase.
The Blues wants to add a new striker, a central midfielder and a centre-back this summer but have had little luck in agreeing a deal for any one of them.
The Blues have been told to bring a staggering fee of £150m for their centre-forward target Haaland, and have seen their backup option Lukaku reveal that he would like to remain in Italy with current Italian champions Inter Milan.
Also, their search for a new centre-back has not been very favourable too, with Sevilla now demanding an outrageous fee for their summer target Jules Kounde.
The Blues have identified the France international as the right man to steady their defence next season and are looking very excited to add the versatile defender who can play centrally and out wide to their squad.
However, their major challenge could be the transfer fee the Spanish La Liga side are demanding they pay for the 22-year-old Frenchman who had a wonderful season with Sevilla last term.
As revealed by Goal, Sevilla are looking for a deal worth around €80 million (£68m/$95m) for Jules Kounde, before they can reach an agreement in principle to him leaving the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for Stamford Bridge.
It was reportedly confirmed that the Premier League heavyweights from Stamford Bridge have been in talks with Sevilla over the possible acquisition of the France international defender since Tuesday and talk are still ongoingIt is yet to know of Sevilla would lower their asking price for the defender, but at the moment, Chelsea would need to match their asking price on order to be able to sign the centre-back this summer.