Boehly to make £60M Frenchman is ‘first Chelsea statement signing’


It has been claimed that Ted Boehly will make Sevilla star Jules Kounde his first Chelsea signing.

A deal has finally been agreed between Roman Abramovich and the UK Government over the sale of Chelsea that will green light Todd Boehly’s takeover of the football club.

The PA News Agency report that the two parties are said to have found a ‘legal resolution’ as to how to handle the £1.5billion debt the Stamford Bridge club owe to the outgoing Russian owner.

Abramovich had previously indicated his willingness to write off the loan, but Downing Street officials had expressed concerns that the 55-year-old would later renege on that promise.

The Premier League are now required to sign off on any sale of one of their clubs – and now it means that fans can start planning for some big arrivals in the summer – starting with Kound

Thomas Tuchel is in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after it became apparent that both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are intending to leave the club for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

The 23-year-old Kounde has been a long-term target of the London club, and will be a statement of intent from new owner Boehly, who has indicted that significant funds will be available.

A deal for the French defender – equally comfortable at right-back or centre-half – is expected to cost the Blues in the region of £60million, and will go through as soon as the club’s takeover is completed

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Antonio Rudiger will be missed by Chelsea that is for sure, but Kounde is a very special talent – and would be a very good replacement for the German star


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