Chelsea are ‘more and more assured’ of securing a deal for Jules Kounde with the Blues favourites to signal the Sevilla defender.
Chelsea have a long-standing curiosity within the centre-back and tried to signal him final summer time, earlier than renewing their efforts throughout the present window following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect are going through competitors from Barcelona for the 23-year-old, although the Mirror are reporting that Chelsea are frontrunners following the Spanish aspect’s imminent seize of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.
Barcelona have already invested within the signing of Raphinha from Leeds, whereas each Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen have signed on free transfers.
Chelsea’s superior funds make the west Londoners favourites for Kounde, who’s subsequent on the membership’s wish-list following the arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues had been concerned with a deal to signal Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus, although Bayern Munich are closing in on the Dutch worldwide after agreeing a charge with the Italian aspect.
Chelsea additionally retain an curiosity in PSG centre-back Presnel Kimpembe, however Kounde stays the main focus following a failed pursuit for the France worldwide final summer time.
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