Leboeuf backs Kounde to Chelsea, Lukaku now keen on Chelsea move and fans told Kounde deal will happen in top Chelsea news…
Frank Leboeuf has backed Chelsea’s proposed move for Jules Kounde, with the club reportedly close to a transfer deal
Leboeuf has come out and claimed the 22-year-old would be a valuable addition to Thomas Tuchel’s ranks at Stamford Bridge, but has also suggested that he won’t just walk straight into the Blues’ starting XI if he joins the club this summer.
“He’s (Kounde) a fantastic player,” the former Chelsea centre-back has told ESPN. “He has everything. He is a warrior. He never gives up. He has everything. He is the future for sure.
“Maybe it’s an opportunity for Chelsea to get him maybe not this season, but next season.
“I don’t know what Kounde wants to do in his life, if he’s ready to be on the bench more than he thinks he will be. It’s up to him. It would be a good signing for Chelsea.”
We are massive fans of Kounde and cant wait to see him sign guys
There has been some reports which have now claimed that Romelu Lukaku is now keen to make a move back to Chelsea this summer
Lukaku, 28, has been heavily linked to a Stamford Bridge attack, as manager Thomas Tuchel looks to add firepower upfront to what was a blunt Blues attack last season.
Lukaku is a player that has firmly established himself as one of the very best strikers over in Seria A since his move from Manchester United just a few seasons ago and even helped the Italians to that title last summer
It has been reported over the past few days that we will have to pay a massive £102 million to secure the services of Lukaku this summer window, but the club are reportedly prepared to pay that
Now reports on the TalkSport website have claimed that Lukaku is very much open to the idea of making a move back to the Bridge this summer, as he wants to prove that he does have the ability to leave that Blues attack.
However, amid the speculation that we are keen on a move for Lukaku, Pundit Steven Nicol has opened up and urged the board not to make a move for Lukaku as he is not the finisher that the club need.
Speaking to ESPN FC, Nicol recently said: “Chelsea are in a position now where if they sign a centre-forward, he has to be a natural finisher. That’s the one thing they’re missing.
“As many goals as Lukaku has, he’s not a natural finisher. He has been at Chelsea twice before.”
Lukaku has flourished over in Italy over the past few seasons as that League is made for him, but he would struggle to make that impact at the club if he made a move back as he is not the type of player that Tuchel would like
Chelsea fans have been told that a deal for Jules Kounde will happen this transfer window.
It is no secret that Thomas Tuchel wants to add another defender to the squad over the course of this transfer window and has been linked with a number of top players.
However, it seems that they have settled on trying to secure a transfer deal for the very impressive Kounde, who is easily regarded as one of the finest young defenders in world football right now
The club were unwilling to meet the £68million asking price for the 23-year-old, so decided on a player-swap deal plus cash to facilitate the move, and it seemed that the £68 million defender was all set for a move to the Bridge, especially after reports claimed that he had already agreed personal terms
However, Due to the setbacks in the deal, Kounde is reportedly ‘feeling uneasy’ making a move to the Bridge, despite having agreed a four-year deal with the club.
But dont fret fans, as talkSPORT’s transfer correspondent Alex Crook has the latest information on the situation and remains confident a deal will be achieved.
Crook said: “I think Kounde will happen. I think at the moment they are haggling over whether Kurt Zouma will be part of that deal.
“I think Zouma wants to stay in the Premier League. I know West Ham would be keen to sign him, but maybe not for the price Chelsea are looking for.
“With Tammy Abraham, I think they are going to have to lower that £40million price or he will be price out of a move.”
He will be a very good signing for the club should we get to wrap up a deal