That’s according to Goal, who report that the London club will move for the French centre-back once their sanctions are lifted.
Sevilla want £59m for Kounde and it’s thought that Chelsea are willing to pay it. They’re set to lose Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona this close-season.
Kounde had verbally agreed to join Chelsea last summer only for the transfer to fall apart late in the window. Sevilla want the deal to be done swiftly so they can recruit a replacement.
Kounde joined Sevilla in the summer of 2019 from Bordeaux and has since built one of the finest centre-back partnerships in Spain beside Diego Carlos.