Chelsea are increasingly confident that they will sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla according to Fabrizio Romano. Their £55m bid is in line with Sevilla’s demands and they’ve offered Kounde a deal until the summer of 2027. Barcelona are the only obstacle.
Barcelona and Chelsea have been the two leading suitors for the 23-year-old Frenchman all summer. It’s widely expected that he’ll be leaving Sevilla – he joined the Andalusian club in the summer of 2019 and has since become one of the finest centre-backs in the European game. Sevilla can no longer sate his ambitions – he wants to join a top-tier club capable of fighting for major honours.
And both Barcelona and Chelsea can offer that. The former have been moving aggressively this summer transfer window to strengthen their squad, bringing in Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski. The latter won the Champions League in 2020/21 and are led by one of the very finest coaches in the game in Thomas Tuchel.
Jules Koundé deal. Chelsea are now feeling confident as £55m bid was in line with Sevilla expectations, but still waiting for final green light. Thursday, key day. 🔵 #CFC
Deal until 2027 offered to Koundé.
No Barcelona bid, as of now – club still in contact with Koundé. pic.twitter.com/kHYOxTu5rS
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 21, 2022