Chelsea are yet to make a formal offer for Sevilla defender Jules Koundé, with the Spanish side holding out for €60-70m.
That’s according to AS, who say Sevilla have already lined up a replacement for the Frenchman in Boubacar Kamara.
The newspaper explains that the 21-year-old is the one that Sevilla chief Monchi wants to replace Koundé should Chelsea raise their offer for him.
The La Liga side are will waiting for a ‘convincing offer’ to arrive for their prized asset, though, despite the fact Chelsea have an agreement in place with the player.
It’s felt the Blues are ‘circling around the issue’ and are trying to drag things out so that they can get a potential bargain at the end of the window.
Those in charge in Nervión are unlikely to hand one to them, though, and have made it clear that they will not accept less than €60-70m for Koundé if he is to leave.
Should such an offer arrive, they will let him go and set about replacing him post-haste, with Kamara the man chosen to replace him.
The 21-year-old is keen on the move to Spain and, with just a year left on his deal in Marseille, can be signed for a fee that suits Sevilla.
It all depends on Koundé, though, and whether Chelsea are willing to pay Sevilla what they want to make a move happen.