Sevilla chief José María Cruz de Andrés has indicated that Jules Kounde is in a greater place to go away the membership this summer time after Chelsea failed of their makes an attempt to land the France worldwide final 12 months. Kounde is anticipated to finish a swap to Stamford Bridge with private phrases agreed for a while. However as but, no official bid has been submitted for the 23-year-old, who’s at present away on worldwide responsibility with France.
The Blues tried to land the defender in 2021 however noticed their makes an attempt foiled. Chelsea are mentioned to have seen a £42,5 million provide rejected by the La Liga facet, with Sevilla hoping to see the £69 million launch clause met.
“The proposal for Kounde final summer time [from Chelsea] was nice, an important we acquired in our historical past – but it surely wasn’t assembly our price ticket,” defined Sevilla sporting director, Monchi, in an interview with Canal Sur Radio. “Additionally, we acquired the bid in an inopportune second.”
It appears on this event, offering Chelsea act in time, they’ll have a better alternative of touchdown their man, because the membership look to reinvigorate Thomas Tuchel’s defence following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. Sevilla’s common supervisor has likened Kounde’s scenario to that of Diego Carlos, who has already left Sevilla for the Premier League.
Cruz instructed Sport Witness: “The case with Jules Koundé is similar to the case of Diego Carlos. Not within the timing as a result of we acquired affords for Jules Koundé within the final two seasons however all the time in the summertime market
“We’ve got rejected as a result of we thought that this participant can enhance his efficiency. It was higher to attend as a result of the market on the time was miserable. We thought that ready some time would [help us] receive more cash.”
The secretary of the Board of Administrators supplied one other instance that ought to give the Blues hope that that is the summer time they’ll prise Kounde from Seville. Nevertheless, he listed different groups that may very well be in rivalry for the 23-year-old.
He added: “Once more, the participant, I’m positive, respects Sevilla FC. He’s pleased with us. Within the case of Koundé, it’s not a matter of cash. It’s a matter of him desirous to play in a extra aggressive crew than Sevilla FC.
“I’m positive he’s a participant that’s enticing for groups like Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich and these kinds of groups. He needs to play in a extra aggressive crew.
“It’s the identical case we had some years in the past with [Clément] Lenglet. He was very comfortable, however he thought after enjoying some years at Sevilla FC, he was ready to go to FC Barcelona. The primary time we acquired a suggestion for him was a season earlier than he was transferred. He [Lenglet] and his father instructed us they didn’t need to depart Sevilla then as a result of they most well-liked to remain right here and play loads of matches.”