Chelsea had opened talks with Sevilla over the signing of Koundé, having made the defender their top defensive target this summer. Now, reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that the Frenchman has an agreement ready on personal terms with the Blues and will sign a contract until 2026.
Speaking earlier this week Sevilla’s sporting director, Monchi, hinted that Kounde could leave this summer:
“Many clubs have asked for Kounde. Of course there’s interest but no official bid is on the table,’’He said.
‘I don’t know what’s going to happen … we will sell if an important bid arrives, this is our policy to improve the team.’He added.
Thomas Tuchel wants to improve his options at the back and the manager, who led his side to Champions League glory last season, believes that Koundé is the right fit. Their main priority this window was a forward and a defender.
Manchester United have also shown an interest in the defender but Chelsea have made the first move. Sevilla are in financial difficulties, potentially handing Chelsea the upper hand during negotiations.
Chelsea FC defender Kurt Zouma is set to complete his West ham medical soon, paving the way for the move for the Sevilla man.
The move comes days after there were reports that a deal to the Hammers negotiations had hit a dead end due to the player’s wage demands after both clubs had agreed on a fee.
However, as Overtime Heroics understands it, Zouma is now set to become the first permanent signing for the Hammers this window with the London side yet to get any player despite the window shutting in only six days’ time.
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