Chelsea are becoming tired of waiting for the green light to complete Jules Koundé deal from Sevilla and are ready to explore other options if it doesn’t arrive soon.
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Chelsea have set a priority to increase their defence in the transfer market ahead the new season that will kick off in August
Antonio Rudiger left the London side to join La Liga giant Real Madrid which had left Chelsea with no choice than to source for possible numbers of replacement
The blue had recently landed Kalidou Koulibaly to Stanford bridge on four years permanent deal and have set target on Sevilla Jules Koundé
Chelsea have raised their €55m initial offer and that’s the reason why the operation has not been completed.
Report from Sevilla source disclosed that Barça have not yet negotiated anything with Sevilla, although they have contacted the player.
Chelsea are close to giving up and could walk away from negotiations with Sevilla to sign Jules Kounde if there is no breakthrough soon. Tuchel is not entirely convinced about signing Koundé. There are doubts over whether the 5ft 10in defender is tall enough to succeed in the PL.
Koundé was never seen as Tuchel’s priority target but more of a club target as revealed, but he did approve the move. He was still keen on signing Kounde, after losing out on de Ligt and signing Koulibaly.
Barcelona revived their interest in Koundé over the weekend and are increasingly optimistic they will win the race to sign him. The Catalan club have continued to tell Koundé to wait for them.
According to reports, Barcelona could end up paying a LOWER fee than what Chelsea was offering to Sevilla for Jules Koundé as they are now getting closer to Jules Koundé.
Positive contacts also in the morning, personal terms are fully agreed with Koundé and are working on final bid.
Chelsea are offended by recent events, namely the Blaugrana beating them to Raphinha and now trying to snatch Jules Kounde from their clutches. They’ve rejected a €4m offer for Azpilicueta and are in no mood to help out the La Liga side.
The Italian journalist has messaged that Chelsea is tired of the waiting for the completion of the deal are ready to consider alternative
PSG are asking for £55-60m for Kimpembe, Inter Milan are asking for £60-65m for Milan Skriniar who is appreciated by Tuchel, concrete negotiations will start with other targets soon if no green light for Kounde.
Chelsea had some calls on Saturday night and Sunday morning to try and hijack Nordi Mukiele but too late due to PSG.
Chelsea, waiting for proposals for Werner and Ziyech, Pulisic isn’t out of Tuchel’s project but Pulisic is waiting to see if Chelsea sign players in his position.