Sky Sports News’ Kaveh Solkehol has suggested that Chelsea may not make a move for Jules Kounde this transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel now has one of the very best squads in the Premier League and after managing to get the board to splash the cash on Romelu Lukaku, has a striker that has the ability to find the back of the net on a weekly basis.
But there is a strong feeling that adding another defender to that back-line is something that Tuchel would like to do over the next few weeks, and Kounde is a player that is high up on the shopping list.
Regarded as one of the finest young defenders in the game, Kounde has developed nicely at Sevilla, enough so, that is now valued at a massive £68 million, so would not come cheap when clubs try to make a move.
But amid the speculation, Solkehol has confirmed that the club are still keen on the defender, but may not make a transfer move for the player this summer, he told Sky Sports Transfer talk: “Chelsea do still have an interest in Sevilla’s defender Joules Kounde, but they don’t have an emergency need to sign him and his release clause is about £68m.
“Long-term, they do have quite a few centre backs who will be out of contract next summer, so they do need to sign another – and he’s one of the best out there. But I’m not sure they’ll go out and spend that on him this summer.”
It is very easy to see just why we are very keen on a deal for Kounde, but the squad they have now, the players, should be enough to win Tuchel a couple more trophies over the next 12 months
And then he can see the club splashing the cash for Kounde next summer