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As Jules Kounde nets classy Sevilla goal, update provided on Chelsea’s pursuit

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As Jules Kounde nets classy Sevilla goal, update provided on Chelsea’s pursuit

 

A fresh insight into Chelsea’s efforts to lure Sevilla star Jules Kounde to Stamford Bridge has been provided on Thursday.

Sevilla star eyed

The summer transfer window of course saw French stopper Kounde hotly tipped for a move to west London.

Despite the embarrassment of riches at his disposal, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is understood to have identified Kounde, long highly regarded across the continent, as the missing piece from his Blues backline.

A lengthy saga, in turn, unfolded, as the respective boards at Chelsea and Sevilla went back and forth regarding the 22-year-old’s valuation.

As Jules Kounde nets classy Sevilla goal, update provided on Chelsea’s pursuit

Jules Kounde of Sevilla in action during the pre-season friendly match between Sevilla CF and UD Levante at Pinatar Arena on September 15, 2020 in Murcia, Spain. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In the end, however, those in a position of power at the latter stood firm.

Monchi and co. are said to have demanded that Kounde’s release clause – worth a sum in the region of €75 – 80 million, be coughed up, or a sale would not be forthcoming.

And Chelsea, as a result, were left with little choice but to abandon their efforts to lure the Frenchman to the English capital.

Fresh summer swoop

The months since, however, have seen speculation continue to swirl that the Blues could yet reignite their pursuit in the winter transfer window, of course now upon us.

And, as alluded to above, on Thursday, a fresh insight into the situation has been provided.

On the same night that Kounde opened the scoring (in some style) in Sevilla’s La Liga meeting with Real Zaragoza, journalist Dean Jones has confirmed that Chelsea are indeed still working towards bringing the stopper to London.

It is understood that negotiations remain ongoing between the two clubs, albeit with one caveat.

Marina Granovskaia and co. are not working towards thrashing out a transfer for this month, but instead the summer, at which point it is likely Sevilla will have opened further to a potential sale:

 

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