Sevilla defender Jules Kounde would prefer a transfer to Chelsea, Manchester United or Real Madrid if he does change clubs this summer, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old in recent days but the France international is keen on joining a team playing in the Champions League.
Supporters on Twitter are happy that Kounde would be interested in a switch to Stamford Bridge, although some don’t think signing a centre-back is a priority for the club:
— König Tuchelinho (@CFC_jrod) July 18, 2021
Nobody would prefer spurs over us tbh
— Charlie (@cfc_charlie_) July 18, 2021
Sign this man
— haaland cfc (@airthisratio) July 18, 2021
30m+ Zouma get it done!
— Brandon Stacey⭐️⭐️🏴 (@brandonstacey88) July 18, 2021
Finally an ambitious boy
— Xaadim Bamba JOOP ⭐️⭐️ (@seexuna) July 18, 2021
Do we need him?
— west Robert (@westr0bert) July 18, 2021
What living breathing human being wouldn’t prefer a move to Chelsea over Spurs
— CFC George ⭐️⭐️ (@George_MRH) July 18, 2021
At least our CL juice is finally working
— Kelvis (@Kavertzz) July 18, 2021
Any new acquisition for Chelsea other than a proven No.9 won't excite me. Top priority.
— Red Rose🌹⭐️⭐️Chelsea 1st Lady (@Roseangel009) July 18, 2021
Although Kounde has an €80m (£68.6m) release clause, a number of reports have now suggested that Sevilla would accept a fee in the region of £50m to £60m.
Even at that price, though, that would seriously drain Chelsea’s transfer budget, with the club said to be piling all of their resources into buying a new number nine. Erling Haaland is currently the number one target and the Blues may need every penny they have to prise the 20-year-old away from Borussia Dortmund.