Jules Kounde has been trending on Twitter over the last 24 hours as the Sevilla centre-back has been a hot topic of discussion for Chelsea fans.
There have been over 13,000 tweets on the player since yesterday – let’s see why that is so.
It all started with a report coming from Spanish journalist Matteo Moretto, who claimed that Chelsea are working on a ‘more viable’ figure of around €60M to sign the player.
This led to a discussion online on the centre-back – here is what fans had to say:
With this much talk over the deal from reputed journalists and fans, it seems like a matter of time before the transfer finally goes through.
Chelsea target Jules Kounde spotted in London after end of La Liga season
Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde has been linked with Chelsea for a year, and it’s understood that he has already agreed personal terms with the club.
In totally unrelated news, Kounde was pictured posing for a photo with a fan. According to reports, it happened in London.
Chelsea still can’t formally negotiate any signings until the takeover is complete.
The latest reports claim, however, that the deal should be approved before the May 31 deadline.
Chelsea ‘put in place plans’ to sign Kounde as soon as takeover is complete (reliability: 5 stars)
Chelsea have ‘put in place plans’ to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde as soon as Todd Boehly’s consortium completes the deal to buy the club, Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella reports.
Kounde was Chelsea’s target last year as well, but the deal fell apart as Sevilla increased the asking price at the last moment.
This time, both clubs are keen on completing the deal early, while Kounde has a verbal agreement with Chelsea over personal terms. Sevilla are asking for £59m.
With Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen certain to leave, Chelsea are in desperate need for fresh blood in defence. The situation may yet escalate if Cesar Azpilicueta pushes for the exit door as well.
Chelsea have more options on their shortlist, including Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid) and Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig).
Kounde remains the primary target, though, and he might become Boehly’s first signing after the American completes the takeover.