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.
it is difficult, I am ambitious . I have to measure what works best for me, and we have a few months left and we will see what happens. I also feel good here. Living in Seville is not a bad choice. He told Mucho Deporte via Sport Witness .
La thinks this is a direct battle between 22-year-old Chelsea and Real Madrid.
It is said that if Sergio Ramos or Raphaal Varane decides to leave in the summer, Real Madrid will be looking for a replacement. At the same time, Chelsea wants to replace Silva for a long time and is the best team to get Kounde’s service. Although the Blues will try and add some of their own fringe players as part of the action.