Chelsea are contemplating alternate options with the membership’s pursuit of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde set to break down.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet have agreed phrases with Sevilla over a £55m deal to signal the France worldwide, whereas private phrases have additionally been reached with Kounde over a transfer to the Premier League.
Nevertheless, Barcelona’s curiosity has sophisticated Chelsea’s pursuit and Kounde is believed to favour a transfer to Camp Nou.
The Catalans had gave the impression to be out of the race to signal Kounde, however have since renewed efforts and reportedly stay in ‘fixed dialogue’ with the defender’s representatives.
90min are reporting that the continued delay has seen Chelsea think about alternate options, with the west Londoners eager to signal three new centre-backs this summer season following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Kalidou Koulibaly has already arrived in a £33m deal from Napoli, whereas the membership are contemplating potential strikes for a variety of names, amongst them Bayern Munich duo Benjamin Pavard and Dayot Upamecano, Villarreal’s Pau Torres, Inter’s Milan Skriniar and Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig.
Chelsea have additionally approached Leipzig over a deal for right-back Nordi Mukiele, although PSG are closing in on the signing of the Frenchman.
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