As you will know if you even remotely follow Chelsea transfer news, the Blues wanted to sign Jules Koundé during the summer transfer window.

Wanting a new centre-back, Thomas Tuchel opted for the Frenchman, but Sevilla’s demands and refusal to lower them meant the former Bordeaux starlet remained out of reach, at least for the time being.

There were many signs the player had been affected by his failed transfer, starting with his sending off for France a couple of days after the transfer window shut, but AS in Spain believe he is slowly but surely putting everything behind him now.

The same player who had ‘refused to travel to Elche hours before the market closed’ was now highly critical of his team’s performance against Real Sociedad in La Liga, showing he really did care about his current team and wasn’t thinking about the past.

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For AS, this shows that ‘after several months of madness, everything indicates that both Sevilla and Koundé are redirecting the situation’.

Whether that chances as we get closer to the January transfer window remains to be seen, but Chelsea will certainly be keeping an eye on his performances over the course of the coming months, because we all know that when Marina Granovskaia agrees to buy someone for the manager, she isn’t one ready to give up at the first hurdle.

Just ask Inter.