According to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have held talks with Sevilla in hope of strike the deal of highly-rated defender Jules Kounde this summer.
The Blues are looking to strengthen their squad in all areas after winning the Champions League last season, with boss Thomas Tuchel eager to challenge Manchester City and co. for the Premier League title in his first full season in charge of west London club.
The German coach want a new shot-stopper, defender, midfielder and a superstar striker. Concerning the wishlist were mentioned above, a new shot-stopper, which is Marcus Bettinelli is on verge of completing a sensational move to Stamford Bridge.
The former England international goalkeeper, who is due to have a medical on Tuesday, expected to sign two-year deal at Stamford Bridge after Fulham exit and will provide cover for Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea now switch their attention to strengthen their back-line before sign a fresh frontman and according to Fabrizio Romano, Kounde, 22, who widely considered to be one of the most promising defenders in Europe, top wishlist of Thomas Tuchel and the club have already held talks with the Spanish club.
The centre-back, who is fabulous form earned him a place in the France squad for Euro 2020, has been subject interest from Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But it’s understood that, the Champions League holders are on verge to strike the deal of Frenchman, who also interested in move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Fabrizio Romano on Jules Kounde to #Chelsea: “Chelsea have opened official talks with Sevilla for Jules Koundé. He’s the main target as centre back, negotiations ongoing to reach an agreement. Koundé is open to accept Chelsea as next clubs as he wants Champions League football. Now it’s up to the two clubs.”
Chelsea, meanwhile, will pay more than £50million in order to get their man from Sevilla this summer.