Done deal as Chelsea complete first summer signing of Joules Kounde from Sevilla announcement imminent
Sevilla defender Joules Kounde has already agreed ‘personal terms’ with the Blues and spotted in London to complete his move once the takeover is complete
Chelsea are closing in on the signature of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
The Blues are reportedly set to complete a deal for the 23-year-old, €60 million rated Frenchman, as soon as Todd Boehly‘s takeover is complete and the sanctions dropped as per Goal.
Chelsea remain keen to add a top center-back to their ranks with both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to depart for Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively, this summer.
The 23-year-old is understood to have verbally agreed a move to the Premier league, but talks of a move between Chelsea and Sevilla broke down last year due to failure to agree on a fee as well as the late timing of the talks.
Sevilla face a race against time as they need to raise around $47m to balance their books before June 30.
However, the La liga outfit are understood to be demanding a fee in the region of £59m ($73m) for their versatile French defender.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly had a friendly meal with the club’s prospective new owner – Todd Boehly, last week.
However, it’s understood that the pair didn’t speak about transfers.
Regardless, Blues fans can be rest-assured that Boehly is certainly ambitious and has big plans for the West London outfit to continue their title success.