Chelsea are set to finalise the transfer of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde after Todd Boehly completes his takeover of the club, according to reports.
The American-Swiss consortium are set to complete their purchase of the club despite concerns from the UK Government regarding the destination of the funds.
As per Nizaar Kinsella, Chelsea will finalise their transfer of Kounde once the takeover is complete.
Sevilla are, after already parting with Bryan Gil to Tottenham, under no pressure to sell.
Kounde is tied to a contract through to 2024, so will not be running that deal down any time soon.
He has, however, expressed a desire to experience something new, with those comments made while on Euro 2020 duty with his country.
Sevilla are not closing an exit door as a result, but need to benefit from any move.
A big fee will be demanded as Bordeaux included a 20 per cent sell-on clause when offloading Kounde in 2019, meaning that funds must be sent to France if an agreement is reached.
The report states that the Blues have put plans in place to sign the defender as soon as the takeover is complete and sanctions have been put to an end.
Chelsea are currently operating with a restricted licence as Boehly awaits the completion of his consortium’s deal.
Kounde has a verbal agreement in place regarding a move to Stamford Bridge after the deal could not be reached last year.
Sevilla need to raise £38 million before June 30 and are asking for £59 million for the French international.
In September, Tuchel provided a statement suggesting the club simply didn’t have enough time to negotiate with Kounde before the season began as he remains a top target.
“It was clear we tried for Kounde and Saul and it was very, very late but it was a very, very smooth transfer window because I had full concentration on training and on my team.”
This comes as Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are set to depart the club upon the expiry of their contracts at the end of the season.
The 29-year-old, Rudiger, informed Thomas Tuchel of his desire to leave Chelsea
“We gave everything and now we enter a situation where we can’t fight any more because of the sanctions and now Toni will leave,” Tuchel confirmed.
Chelsea is not yet in a perfect condition to begin negotiations for any player because of the current sanctions but their interest in the French man is solid and will be only be possible when Todd Boehly becomes the owner of Chelsea.
considering the may deadline set by the UK government, the handling over process on the peek, means implies that Chelsea can begin their transfer negotiations in June.
If the agreement stands between Chelsea and Jules Kounde, the Wonderful defender will definitely arrive Stamford Bridge before the commencement of next season.