‘Ship Him’ ‘Needs To Move Now’ Fans Frustrated As Chelsea Star’s Decision Jeopardises 51M Transfer

‘Ship Him’ ‘Needs To Move Now’ Fans Frustrated As Chelsea Star’s Decision Jeopardises 51M Transfer

Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma has rejected a move to West Ham and it has left the Blues unable to complete a transfer for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, according to reports in England.

The London club originally wanted to use Zouma in their offer for Kounde but the Frenchman was keen on staying in London. That subsequently led to talks with the Hammers which have now ended without an agreement.

It means Chelsea can’t use the money from Zouma’s sale to raise part of the €60m (£51m) needed for Kounde and that has left many supporters on Twitter upset:

There is still a chance that Zouma could be used in a part-exchange offer for Kounde. However, there are a number of issues with that potential deal.

Sevilla don’t value Zouma at €35m (£30m), and Chelsea’s original bid of €35m (£30m) plus the player took this valuation into account. It means the Blues would have to increase the amount of cash they are prepared to pay.

Secondly, Zouma would need to be open to joining Sevilla, which up until this point, hasn’t been on the cards.

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