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Revealed: The one condition which would see Chelsea reignite Jules Kounde pursuit in January

Revealed: The one condition which would see Chelsea reignite Jules Kounde pursuit in January

 

A fresh insight into the plans of Premier League giants Chelsea when it comes to Sevilla star Jules Kounde has been forthcoming on Thursday.

Sevilla star eyed

The summer window of course saw French stopper Kounde hotly tipped for a move to west London.

Despite the embarrassment of riches at his disposal, Thomas Tuchel is understood to have identified Kounde, long highly regarded across the continent, as the missing piece from his Blues backline.

A lengthy saga, in turn, unfolded over the last couple of months, as the respective boards at Chelsea and Sevilla went back and forth regarding the 22-year-old’s valuation.

Revealed: The one condition which would see Chelsea reignite Jules Kounde pursuit in January

Jules Kounde of Sevilla in action during the pre-season friendly match between Sevilla CF and UD Levante at Pinatar Arena on September 15, 2020 in Murcia, Spain. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In the end, however, those in a position of power at the latter stood firm.

Monchi and co. are said to have demanded that Kounde’s release clause – worth a sum in the region of €75 – 80 million, be coughed up, or a sale would not be forthcoming.

And Chelsea, as a result, were left with little choice but to abandon their efforts to lure the Frenchman to the English capital.

Blues still keen

As outlined above, though, if the latest word stemming from the media on Thursday is anything to go by, then Kounde finally sealing a move to the European champions following the turn of the year cannot be ruled out.

This comes with a fresh insight into the plans of Blues director Marina Granovskaia and co. having been forthcoming on Thursday afternoon.

The info comes courtesy of the reliable James Olley of ESPN, who reports that Chelsea are indeed willing to reignite their pursuit upon the opening of the January window.

The Pensioners, however, will only sanction a transfer under one condition: That Sevilla agree to drop their asking price for Kounde, to a fee in the region of €50 million.

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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