Sources: Chelsea in talks with Sevilla for Kounde

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Chelsea and Sevilla have entered talks over a deal that may take defender Jules Kounde to Stamford Bridge this summer time, sources have informed ESPN. Sources have informed ESPN that the deal might be value round €70 million — €10m lower than Kounde’s buyout clause.

Chelsea are contemplating together with Kurt Zouma within the deal, in accordance with ESPN sources, to decrease the switch price however the Premier League aspect are but to set a price on the France defender.

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Sevilla agreed the same swap cope with Tottenham Hotspur earlier this week when Spanish winger Bryan Gil joined Spurs for €25m and Erik Lamela moved within the different course.

Sevilla, who paid Bourdeaux €25m two years in the past to signal the gifted centre-back, have been hopeful Manchester United would enter the race to signal Kounde however the Outdated Trafford aspect by no means made a proposal with their prime precedence being Raphael Varane.

Varane has agreed to affix United from Actual Madrid in an preliminary €41m switch, in a deal which was introduced on Tuesday.

Sources informed ESPN that Madrid have been additionally intently monitoring Kounde’s state of affairs as former coach Zinedine Zidane is a giant admirer, however the curiosity fell as quickly because the the ex-France midfielder left the membership on the finish of final season.

Kounde, who has a contract at Sevilla till 2024, made 34 league appearances final season to assist the membership qualify for the Champions League.

The 22-year-old was a part of France’s squad at Euro 2020 this summer time and made one look within the 2-2 draw with Portugal. He didn’t play in Tuesday’s warmup 2-2 draw in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Kounde was on the bench in Sevilla’s third preseason sport and didn’t converse to the media after leaving Faro’s Algarbe stadium.

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