Chelsea resume talks for Sevilla's £68m-rated centre-back Jules Kounde

Chelsea resume talks for Sevilla’s £68m-rated defender Jules Kounde as Thomas Tuchel aims to make room in his squad by offloading Davide Zappacosta, Ike Ugbo, Kurt Zouma and Malang Sarr

  • Chelsea have resurrected their interest in Sevilla and France star Jules Kounde
  • The Blues have long been linked with the defender, who has a £68m release deal
  • Four players could be on their way out of Stamford Bridge to clear squad space
  • AC Milan are on the brink of snapping up midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan

Chelsea have revived their talks for Sevilla centre back Jules Kounde.

Thomas Tuchel is looking to streamline his squad to make way for the £68m rated France international.

Full back Davide Zappacosta is joining Atalanta on an initial loan with view to permanent £8million deal while striker Ike Ugbo is joining Genk for £5m.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel (L) is keen on resuming a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde

Kounde made his debut for France in June and was called up to Les Bleus squad for Euro 2020

West Ham and Tottenham remain interested in a deal for Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma while Chelsea defender Malang Sarr, 22, is discussing a loan to Bologna.

Everton have also made an enquiry for the left-sided centre-back who is expected to decide after meetings today.

Chelsea are also close to agreeing another loan to AC Milan for Tiemoue Bakayoko as the European champions monitor developments with Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez. 

Atletico are willing to sell the Spain international as he is one of their highest earners. The 26-year-old has also attracted attention from Manchester United.

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