Chelsea are in advanced negotiations to complete their first signing of the summer.
It all came to head yesterday after a breaking news report via transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who explained that Chelsea are negotiating a deal to sign Sevilla centre back, Jules Kounde.
The 22-year old has been subjected to a lot of interest from most of the top European clubs over the last season or two, and ironically one of those with VERY strong interest was Manchester City.
Chelsea and Sevilla are discussing to reach an agreement for Jules Koundé/Kurt Zouma swap deal. Talks progressing – Chelsea now offering around €30/35m and Zouma included in the negotiation. 🔵 #CFC
Personal terms are not a problem for Koundé who’s waiting to join Chelsea.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 28, 2021
So strong in fact that it lead them to make an offer for Kounde last September, according to a report written by The Athletic back in March.
They claim that Sevilla turned down the 55 million euros offer for the defender, and City instead turned to Ruben Dias.
But I think this just goes to show the talent that Chelsea are potentially getting, if he was City’s first target for the centre back role LAST summer, and he has developed even more since then!
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