Chelsea might have been offered with an alternative signing to Jules Kounde. The Blues had been recognized admirers of the French centre-back, however did not agree a take care of his membership Sevilla this summer time.
The membership’s switch chief Marina Granovskaia was not prepared to pay the charge needed by Sevilla for Kounde.
And Chelsea might take into account a less expensive different following information that Bayern Munich’s talks with centre-back Nicklas Sule are on maintain.
The German defender was beforehand linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge, and is within the final yr of his contract with Bayern.
However, in response to German transfer expert Christian Falk, the membership have halted talks over an extension, regardless of agreeing new contracts with Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka in latest weeks.
Falk has previously claimed that Sule would like to play within the Premier League sooner or later, albeit for rivals Manchester United.
The 4 gamers, all defenders, may stroll away from west London free of charge in the summertime of 2022.
And Granovskaia’s primary process for the subsequent few months might be to find out the futures of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva and line up potential replacements.
Chelsea’s switch exercise means that Granovskaia is nicely conscious of the potential have to strengthen the membership’s defensive ranks.
However the Blues’ makes an attempt to signal France worldwide Kounde in the summertime had been unsuccessful, with the Premier League membership anticipated to return with a bid for the Sevilla participant in future switch home windows.
“The one formal provide from Chelsea,” Sevilla director of soccer Monchi mentioned after the switch window closed.
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“We weren’t glad with the provide, and it was linked to Chelsea promoting a participant. It was an honest charge however it did not meet our standards.”
Granovskaia might be comparatively assured of getting her man the second time round, after it was revealed that Kounde’s most well-liked transfer was to Stamford Bridge.
“There’s been a variety of discuss strikes made for Jules, nearly all of which had been rejected by the participant,” Monchi mentioned.
“If there was one membership he appreciated the look of, it was Chelsea.”
But when a charge for Kounde can’t be agreed, then the Blues now have a more-than-suitable different in Sule, who may nicely be signed for a less expensive charge.