Frank Leboeuf has questioned Chelsea’s pursuit of Jules Kounde and says Thomas Tuchel does not need another defender
There is a strong feeling that adding another defender to that back-line is something that Thomas Tuchel would like to do over the next few weeks, and Kounde is a player that is high up on the shopping list
The defender is currently worth around the £68 million mark and that is what is holding up any potential deal for the defender, as the club do not want to pay that much after securing Romelu Lukaku for close to £100 million
However, amid all the rumours that we are keen on Kounde, Leboeuf has questioned the clubs pursuit of the defender, especially after the impressive performance that Trevor Chalobah put in over the weekend.
Asked whether Chelsea need to sign Kounde considering the number of defenders already at Stamford Bridge, Leboeuf told ESPN: ‘That’s a good question, that’s a very good question.
‘I almost had tears in my eyes when I saw Trevoh Chalobah scoring, it was absolutely fantastic. He was very good in the Super Cup and was good against Crystal Palace.
‘I’m very fond of that player and I have doubts that Chelsea need another defender. They already have lots of defenders and Chalobah is already on top of who we were thinking of.
‘So what’s the point? Kounde is a fantastic player but you cannot make everyone happy so what’s the point having Chalobah, Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger, Thiago when most of them will be on the bench?
‘You have to make choices, you have two places for five or six players, it’s too many. If Chalobah keeps playing like this, they don’t need Kounde.’
This transfer rumour has been circling for some time now, so it will be interesting to see if we do make a move in the coming weeks