Chelsea step up Jules Kounde’s transfer hunt while Sevilla replace the defender

SEVILLA are already looking for a replacement for Chelsea’s long-term transfer target Jules Kounde.

According to reports from Spain, the La Liga side already have goals in their sights in central defense this summer.

Jules Kounde was a long-term transfer target for Chelsea


Jules Kounde was a long-term transfer target for ChelseaPhoto credit: Getty

According to ASSevilla are looking for Galatasaray centre-back Victor Nelsson to possibly follow in their footsteps kounde.

Last summer The Blues tried to sign Kounde but were unwilling to pay the £68.5million release clause.

The transfer looked as good as done but a sudden change in Sevilla’s demands saw Chelsea call off negotiations.

Kounde was reportedly frustrated with the failed signing and has since turned down a staggering £140,000-a-week deal, dampening hopes of Chelsea nabbing the centre-back.

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But now that Nelsson, the 23-year-old Denmark international, is on Sevilla’s radar as a possible replacement for Kounde, perhaps they could finalize the deal and sign the Frenchman this summer.

Chelsea are in dire need of signing a centre-back to replace him Antonio Rudiger, who will join Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Kounde, 23, appears to be a natural fit, and reportedly so he and Chelsea are still keen on the high-priced move.

The UK government’s sanctions on the club mean they cannot sign any new players, let alone negotiate contracts, while Roman Abramovich is still the owner.


So he decided to sell the club that has triggered a bitter bidding war that’s currently raging and shaking the football world as everyone waits to see who spits out the money to own the famous club.

If Sevilla want to snap up Nelsson they would have to beat AC Milan, who are also reportedly after the talented defender.

If things fall right for Chelsea, they should have the talented youngster Kounde playing in his classic blue in front of a packed Stamford Bridge. Chelsea step up Jules Kounde’s transfer hunt while Sevilla replace the defender


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