Photo claims to show 23-year-old in London ahead of potential Chelsea transfer

A photo of Sevilla star Jules Kounde and a fan which is claimed to be taken in London on Monday circulated on social media amid transfer links to Chelsea.

Earlier today, Sevilla president Jose Castro confirmed that they plan to rebuild the squad ahead of possible player sales in the summer.

Castro did not mention any names, in particular, but reports in Spain suggest that Kounde has already played his last match for Sevilla.

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The France international has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for quite a while now after being very close to joining Chelsea last summer.

At the time, Chelsea refused to meet Sevilla’s asking price, but this time, the west London club is under even more pressure to bring in new centre-backs following Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen’s confirmed exits.

Things will get even more interesting now since Kounde has apparently visited London ahead of the potential deal.

Obviously, the 23-year-old may simply be on a holiday trip, and this may have nothing to do with the potential Chelsea move at all.

However, Sevilla and Chelsea will reportedly hold transfer meetings over a potential €70million (roughly £60m) deal for the defender, and all signs point to the potential transfer.

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