‘Needed at the Bridge’: Some Chelsea fans react as £73k-a-week star is linked

Chelsea may reportedly turn towards Sevilla defender Jules Kounde as a transfer target as early as the January transfer window – and some Blues fans on Twitter claim they are desperate to see him join.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were strongly linked throughout the summer with the £73,000-a-week star, so it’s no surprise to hear fresh rumours surface. 

According to The Evening Standard, Chelsea will monitor the 22-year-old ahead of a potential move in January or next summer.

The report explains Blues manager Tuchel is a “firm admirer” of the centre-back, despite failing to sign him in the summer.

Kounde ended up staying this summer with Sevilla, who are a La Liga club that are also in this season’s Champions League competition. 

He’s a ball-playing French centre-half that is already one of the best young talents in the Spanish division, which is why many fans were gutted he didn’t end up at Stamford Bridge. 

It ended up meaning that Chelsea academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah has ended replaced Kurt Zouma following his sale to West Ham.

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A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are delighted to hear Kounde remains firmly in their transfer sights moving forward. 

There are plenty who want to see them secure a deal for him in the next transfer window, which may reportedly be possible. 

As it stands, Tuchel still has a top quality batch of centre-backs to work with even without Kounde.

Here are some Blues fans discussing Kounde:

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