Chelsea has been on Kounde for the past month and have been trying everything possible to sign him from Sevilla, but the deal fell apart and both teams went their separate ways. These are the two things that made the transfer not happen.
- Sevilla increased their transfer fee by €13 million: Chelsea sold Zouma when they grew confident in signing Kounde. They thought Sevilla would accept a €50 million bid, but it was turned down by the club. Kounde has already agreed on a personal term with Chelsea and he does not want to force a deal.
They can try again in January, but it will be very hard for Sevilla to sell him during the summer. Apart from the Kounde deal, Chelsea signed Saul from Atletico Madrid on loan, and he will make his debut against Aston Villa.
This has been the best transfer window for Chelsea. They sent out players that lacked playing time and gave new players opportunities.