In which Battle for the signing of Jules Koundé, Chelsea have taken the lead again. The English club does You have submitted your first offeraccording to negotiation sources that is 55 million euros for taking over the French centre-back. It’s nothing more than a first contact, the Sevilla company deems it ‘insufficient’ and are demanding a larger sum from the club, who want to take over the services of his defence.
What is clear is that Chelsea not only took the lead but are not far from completing the deal. That blues They are ready to get closer to the 65m demanded by Sevilla agree to the player’s transfer and the operation could be closed as early as this week. We’ll have to see how Barça react now, who also want the player and who, after Robert Lewandowski’s closure, is their next target in this hectic transfer market.
in the the battle is also Paris Saint-Germain, who wants to swap Presnel Kimpembe – who is also close to completing his move to Chelsea – for Jules Koundé. Of course, the Parisian company have more options on the table for this position and are already negotiating with Inter Milan to bring in Slovakia midfielder Milan Skriniar.
It should be borne in mind that the London team urgently needs to strengthen their central defence. The excursions this summer with the freedom letter from Antonio Rüdiger to Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona They’ve seriously weakened the Blues’ defense and Thomas Tuchel has demanded two guaranteed players from the new owners to supply them. Even more so in a year in which category strikers Erling Haaland and Darwin Núñez have reached the Premier League against the two major title rivals in England (Manchester City and Liverpool).
With Chelsea in pole position to take on Koundé, Barça will need to act quickly if they don’t want to keep the centre-back Xavi Hernández insisted so much on. That’s what the Catalan club stands for the player’s desire to wear Barça next season, but he needs to match – or come very close – to the English offer to convince Sevilla.
That The “Koundé case” lasts longer than desired for Seville, who wanted to complete his sale before the start of the concentration – that was over a week ago – or at least before the player’s entry after his vacation time. The Frenchman, on contract until 2024, returns in principle to training with the Sevilla side this Wednesday after having more vacation days after playing with France in the League of Nations and later undergoing surgery on his pubic bone.
Sevilla have just returned from their stay in Seoul and returned from South Korean countries this Monday. After the long journey, Julen Lopetegui gave his players two days off. The club will try to clarify Koundé’s future before he returns to work.