Earlier this week, we carried a report from ABC Sevilla, who explained Chelsea have made contact with Sevilla for Jules Koundé.
It was also stated the Blues have informed the La Liga side about their firm intention to sign the defender this summer.
After failing to sign the 23-year-old towards the end of the 2021 summer window, the Blues have decided to make efforts much earlier this time around for the centre-back.
The Blues have sent their emissaries to Spain to hold talks with the Andalusian club over the France international’s transfer.
That’s according to El Chiringuito journalist Marcos Benito, who explained the emissaries negotiated with Julen Lopetegui’s side for three days.
❌SIN ACUERDO POR KOUNDÉ
🛬Emisarios del CHELSEA han estado 3 DÍAS en SEVILLA negociando por el central. De momento, sin trato.
💰Piden 60 millones fijos y 10 en variables y los 'blues' NO llegan a esa cifra. Regresaron ayer a Londres.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) July 1, 2022
For now, there is ‘no deal’. That’s because Sevilla want €60m fixed fee plus an extra €10m as potential bonus payments for the former Bordeaux man. Thomas Tuchel’s side are not ready to reach these figures.
There is ‘no agreement for Koundé’ between the two clubs, and therefore, Chelsea’s emissaries ‘returned to London’ on Thursday.
It needs to be seen whether Chelsea will meet the valuation in the coming weeks or try to convince Sevilla to lower their demands so that they can sign Koundé.