Chelsea could be on the verge of completing their first summer signing.
Or, at the very least, before June 30, because that’s when his club’s books must be balanced.
Chelsea are aiming to reinforce a variety of positions now that the new owners are in place and the Todd Boehly era has begun. The focus is on the back line, where they are losing several key players.
Thomas Tuchel was reportedly informing his players of the Frenchman’s imminent arrival, with Kounde even travelling back to Paris on the final weekend of the transfer window awaiting the move he’d dreamed of.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea and Sevilla have already reached an agreement in principle to sign Jules Kounde, and all that remains is to agree on a fee.
The Spanish club prefers a speedy sale since it needs to balance its books by June 30.
Last year, talks on a deal for Kounde fell down, but all sides are optimistic that it will happen this time.
Other defensive choices, according to Sky, include PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe, Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez, and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol.