Seville managing director Jose Maria Cruz de Andres has revealed that Chief target Jules Kounde wants to leave Seville this summer because He wants to play in a competitive team.
Chelsea has renewed their interest in Jules Kounde this summer again. The French international was Chelsea’s top target last season but failed to land the Seville defender because the two parties failed to reach a common decision on the player’s transfer fee.
The Blues this summer are very determined to bring the 23 years old French international as Chelsea has lost several important players in their defense. Chelsea has lost one of their key players to Real Madrid this month. Antonio Rudiger joined Real Madrid on a free transfer this week.
Chelsea also confirmed the departure of Andreas Christensen via their official club website. Cesar Azpilicueta is also pushing to join Barcelona this summer as well as Marcos Alonso. there are reports that Chelsea has agreed on personal terms with Jules Kounde and is negotiating with Seville to agree on transfer fees.
What did Jose Maria say about Jules Kounde’s future?
Speaking to Sport Witness, Jose Maria said: “The player, I am sure, respects Sevilla. He is happy with us.
“In the case of Kounde, it is not a matter of money. It’s a matter of him wanting to play in a more competitive team than Sevilla.
“I am sure he is a player that is attractive for teams like Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and these types of teams. He wants to play in a more competitive team.
“It’s the same case we had some years ago with [Clement] Lenglet. He was very happy, but he thought after playing for some years at Sevilla, he was prepared to go to Barcelona.
“The first time we received an offer for him was a season before he was transferred. Lenglet and his father told us they didn’t want to leave Sevilla then because they preferred to stay here and play a lot of matches.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea technical director Petr Cech has confirmed that Chelsea is going to have a busy summer.
Peter Cech said:”I live on the phone! It will be a busy summer. We will plan, prepare and try to be as strong as we can next season.
“I think everybody knows where we are in terms of the team. Of course, we will try to strengthen the team.
“We want to do the best possible and be ready to compete next season. It’s going to be a tough season with a World Cup in-between so we need to be ready for that.”
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