Chelsea are being linked with a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde – and some Blues fans on Twitter have given a big thumbs up to the transfer speculation.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea are expected to renew interest in the 22-year-old.

It is understood that Thomas Tuchel’s side tried to bring the Sevilla centre-back to Stamford Bridge in the summer, but the deal failed due to the transfer fee. Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui claimed in September he was happy to keep him, despite the fact he let slip he wanted to join the Blues.

The report explains Chelsea’s interest in the Frenchman is one of the reasons the club are fairly relaxed in attempts to extend contracts of their own defenders. Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva are all out of contract with the London giants next summer.

 

In addition, Goal claims that Kounde is keen on a first move to England to play for Chelsea. However, there is a £68million release clause in his Sevilla contract. 

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Chelsea fans want Kounde

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media believe Kounde would be a great option for them.

The young centre-half ticks a lot of boxes, albeit surely his signing can’t come at the expense of current defensive stars. 

Kounde has great pace and athleticism, so that bodes well for the English game. Also, he’s a ball-playing defender that is a great passer and would slot in well to a back-three that usually gets a lot of possession.

Here are some Blues fans discussing the Kounde speculation:

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