Chelsea are ‘studying their bid’ for Sevilla defender Jules Koundé ahead of a possible big-money move this summer.

That’s according to ABC Sevilla, who say the France centre-back is likely to end up in the Premier League due to the economic power of the league.

At the moment, it is only his suitors in the Premier League who can afford what Sevilla want, and Chelsea, as well as Arsenal and Manchester United, are studying their offers.

It’s believed in England that a deal can be done for €65m, but that is unlikely given Sevilla rejected €55m from Manchester City last year, and the player has done nothing but improve since then.

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Of the three mentioned, it is Chelsea who are the ‘most likely candidates’ despite the fact they’ve established their backline under Thomas Tuchel.

He’s favoured a pairing of Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva but has also rotated with Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen, so it hints things are not entirely settled.

Silva has just signed a new deal but turns 37 in September, and it is because of that a move for Kounde could make sense.

At the moment, Sevilla are not ‘aware of any movement’, and no club have knocked on the door for the Frenchman as yet.

The feeling is that will happen at some point, though, and at this moment in time, Chelsea appear to be leading the clubs likely to do it.