On Thursday, El Desmarque reported that Chelsea’s inclusion in the race to sign Sevilla star Jules Koundé cannot be ruled out.

Friday’s edition of AS explains the La Liga side need to sell one of their prized assets to ease their financial situation and also help them bring new faces to the club this summer.

The defender fits in and he has a €80m release clause. The report states Sevilla ‘expect a proposal to approach’ €70m to open negotiations.

When talking about suitors in Spain for the centre-back, the newspaper states only Real Madrid would be in a position to carry out such a big operation.

From England, AS explain Tottenham Hotspur are an option, but the 22-year-old isn’t in favour of joining Spurs since they are not playing in the Champions League next season.

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Therefore, Thomas Tuchel’s side and Manchester United’s are ‘only two other teams that appear is red’.

According to AS, the Blues have made an ‘important approach’ for Koundé, while United are waiting to see how their pursuit of Raphaël Varane develops before moving to other centre-back targets.

With Chelsea making an approach and Koundé favouring a move to Stamford Bridge [or any club that plays in the Champions League], one needs to wait and find out if Tuchel’s side will make an offer for him in the coming days and weeks.