Chelsea are yet to make their bid for Sevilla defender Jules Koundé, despite a growing confidence in England that an offer is on the way.
That’s according to Diario de Sevilla, who quote sources close to the Spanish club as saying “there is still nothing so far”.
Earlier today, we covered a claim from ABC Sevilla that a Chelsea bid for Koundé could be on the way, with it stated the Blues have made it clear that their ‘firm intention’ is to sign the Frenchman.
This followed reports in England that Chelsea would soon be making a bid for the player, who they tried to sign last summer and are keen on again after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Diario pick up on that and say that while Thomas Tuchel and co ‘finally remember’ the defender, Sevilla are still ‘awaiting a concrete offer’ for him.
The Spanish side are more than open to a sale and would like it to happen before the end of this month so they can add it to their accounts alongside the departure of Diego Carlos.
It seems ‘very difficult’ for that to happen, though, as while there are positive signs coming from England, “there is still nothing so far” in terms of an actual bid.
The talk from England has been of an offer in the region of £52m, which is ‘close’ but ‘not quite enough’ to satisfy Sevilla’s demands for the defender.
For now, they’re simply waiting for the Blues’ new management to make a bid after weeks of suggestions, but nothing concrete from Chelsea yet.