Earlier today, we relayed news from Spain that explained Jules Koundé has ‘reached an agreement’ with Chelsea and is ‘waiting’ for the Blues to make an offer that satisfies Sevilla.

Marca say the defender is ‘transferable’ for the La Liga side for two reasons; he ‘wants to leave’ and his transfer means a ‘record sale’ for the club.

This, however, doesn’t mean the 22-year-old will leave Sevilla, because Chelsea, as of now, have ‘not even picked up the phone’ to call the Spanish club and have ‘simply tested the operation’ with the centre-back’s representatives.

It’s claimed the Champions League winners ‘need to get rid of a centre-back’ to sign the ex-Bordeaux man, who has already had a ‘closed deal’ with Chelsea for weeks.

Marca state: ‘Time is running out and Sevilla will not give so many facilities in the event that now they really go after their player.’

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Julen Lopetegui’s side are asking between €65-70m [with objectives] to let the player leave, but there’s no mention of what those objectives are.

Koundé’s release clause is set to €90m in the final two weeks of the window, but that doesn’t mean Sevilla are changing their demands.

This, however, would allow the Spanish club to ‘squeeze’ a potential buyer, if they decide to leave it until the end to sign Koundé.

Lopetegui’s side would be in a position to ‘squeeze’ Chelsea, if the latter make contact. In addition to this, Koundé’s agreement with the English club would mean nothing if they don’t start negotiating with Sevilla.