Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Sevilla “would accept €65m for Jules Koundé now,” as a second summer of tough negotiations between Chelsea and the Spanish club goes on.
The Blues seem to have drawn a line in the sand, and are looking towards other targets as they fear getting led on by the Andalusians for a second consecutive season.
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Sevilla would accept €65m for Koundé now – but it will also depend on Barcelona interest.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2022
The way Romano phrases it, with the “now” thrown in, makes it sounds like they’re willing to lower their price, so hopefully that means our negotiating freeze is having the desired effect.
The removal of Marina Granovskaia from our chief negotiating position was bound to disrupt the progress of long term deals like this in any case, but in this case it seems like the brakes have been put on deliberately to show Sevilla who is boss.
Barcelona can make their offer if they want – we doubt it will be as high as €65m.