That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports that the Sevilla centre-back has been the top of Chelsea’s transfer list for months.
The Frenchman is considered a serious option by the London club and he’s thought to love the idea of playing in the Premier League. His release clause at the Sanchez-Pizjuan is €80m.
Kounde is considered to be one of the finest young defenders in European football. He joined Sevilla in the summer of 2019 from Bordeaux and has since formed a superb partnership alongside Diego Carlos, one of the very best in La Liga.
The 23-year-old, who has nine French caps to his name and will be part of Didier Deschamps’ squad at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, has made 133 first-team appearances for Sevilla, contributing nine goals and three assists for the Andalusian side.
He was part of the team that won the Europa League in 2020.
Koundé has been top of the list for Chelsea for months. He’s considered serious option and the player would love a Premier League move. Release clause: €80m. 🔵 #CFC
Chelsea will push to sign Koundé, working on it since long time… plan hasn’t changed. ⤵️ https://t.co/AENavuNMtT
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 24, 2022