Chelsea are reportedly confident of agreeing a transfer deal for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this summer for a fee of around €60million.
According to Todo Fichajes, Chelsea are looking at Kounde as an option to strengthen at the back, and it could be that Sevilla will have to cash in on the player due to their financial struggles.
The Frenchman has shone in La Liga and looks like he could be ready to make the step up to a bigger club, with Manchester United also recently linked with him by Duncan Castles, as per the tweet below…
Manchester United offer €45m for Jules Kounde.
Offer rejected by Sevilla, who owe sell-on clause to Bordeaux and are constrained by La Liga spending limit in replacing the France international.
Kounde keen to join Real Madrid. https://t.co/joxxCEdx6nhttps://t.co/K9d9iDYFJj pic.twitter.com/yqZhTRyQwO
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) June 27, 2021
Kounde looks like he’d strengthen both Chelsea and Man Utd, and could be a fine long-term signing due to being a promising young player with his best years surely still ahead of him.
Both the Blues and the Red Devils will want to mount a stronger Premier League title challenge next season, and Kounde could be an important part of that.
At Old Trafford, the 22-year-old would surely be an upgrade on Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, while at Stamford Bridge he’d surely be an ideal long-term replacement for veteran centre-back Thiago Silva.