Kounde and Sevilla want to find a resolution as swiftly as possible. The 23-year-old Frenchman has just finished his vacation and will join up with his teammates on Wednesday for their pre-season preparations in the Portuguese Algarve.
Sevilla would like to sell Kounde to Chelsea for a fee of €65m. Barcelona are likely to include players as part of their offer and Sevilla would prefer to sell to a club that isn’t a direct rival. Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano, re-activated contact for Kounde last week after their move for Nathan Ake fell through.
Kounde joined Sevilla in 2019 from Bordeaux and quickly established a partnership with Diego Carlos that ranks as one of the best in European football. Carlos joined Aston Villa earlier this summer and now Kounde seems set to follow him out the door.
Chelsea have re-activated contacts for Jules Koundé last week as Nathan Aké is no longer available. Barcelona have to be fast now, after discussing Kounde’s contract for long time. 🇫🇷 #CFC
Chelsea trying for both Koundé and Kimpembé – Colwill, waiting to understand his future.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2022