Chelsea have been able to perform a U-turn on negotiations with West Ham to sell Kurt Zouma.
The Blues have ‘agreed’ a £42m deal to bring Jules Kounde to the club from Sevilla after weeks of talks.
But the deal hinged on moving their current French centre-back across London, which appeared to stall this week – but there has been a change.
They are not finished with Kounde, though, as the Stamford Bridge side continue to compete with Manchester United for Saul Niguez.
The Spaniard wants to leave Atletico Madrid and it seemed that the Red Devils would get there first
These two stories, along with an update on the club’s Kinglsey Coman position, form the focus of Daily Star Sport’s Chelsea transfer round-up…
The French defender played a key part in the arrival of Kounde, with his place being taken by the Sevilla star who is now ‘close to a move’.
But they appeared to have run aground in talks with West Ham, with rumours of a ‘disagreement’ between the teams emerging.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, though, reported that this was resolved and the teams are in ‘direct contact’ to complete the paperwork as a medical and personal terms have been agreed.
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Saul has ‘a chance’
Chelsea are still in competition with United over wantaway Atletico star Saul – but appeared to be on the back-foot earlier this week.
The Telegraph , though, have reported that the Blues are ‘continuing’ in talks with the Spanish side over the midfielder as the deal ‘has a chance’.
They would like to agree a deal similar to that with city rivals Real Madrid for Mateo Kovacic, taking the 26-year-old on loan for a year before making the move permanent.
Cold on Coman
The Blues had expressed an interest in Bayern Munich’s French forward earlier this summer, even offering Callum Hudson-Odoi last month in a straight swap.
But German outlet BILD have reported that they have now been ‘scared off’ a deal this summer.
The Bundesliga side are demanding £77m from any interested club – but a lack of progress in negotiations suggest a departure elsewhere is ‘not out of the question’.
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