Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is expected to step in to help Tuchel and Granovskaia with their transfer problems.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is allegedly interested in signing both Jules Kounde and Romelu Lukaku this summer.
According to sources, Roman Abramovich might play a key part in Chelsea’s pursuit of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this summer, with the Russian billionaire expected to assist Marina Granovskaia in completing a deal. As Thomas Tuchel prepares for a renewed Premier League title challenge, Kounde has been widely linked with the Blues this summer.
Since taking over as Chelsea manager in January, the German has changed the club’s defensive fortunes.
Last season, Tuchel’s team only conceded once in the Champions League knockout stages on their road to European success.
The 47-year-old, though, is looking to bolster his back three as Chelsea looks to win their first domestic title in five years.
Kounde is thought to be a top target for the Blues, with the Sevilla midfielder having spoken to the club about a possible transfer.
Chelsea reportedly negotiated personal terms with the Frenchman, but the projected transfer looks to have stagnated in recent days, according to reports.
The European champions are close to completing the club-record acquisition of Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku, which is thought to be the reason for the delay in Kounde’s transfer.
According to Spanish publication Orgullo De Nervion, the scenario has sparked an internal crisis at Chelsea, with Tuchel and club director Granovskaia at odds over what to do next.
According to the article, Tuchel is still emphasizing the significance of signing a new center-back this summer, with Kounde being his top choice.
Granovskaia, on the other hand, is thought to be apprehensive of overspending after agreeing to a sum of around £97 million for Lukaku.
Chelsea is rumored to be keen on lowering Kounde’s asking price in the coming weeks, with Sevilla apparently seeking around £60 million.
This summer, they are widely believed to have had at least one player-plus-cash deal rejected by the La Liga powers.
The expectation in west London is that Abramovich will do a thorough analysis of the situation before intervening to find a solution that is in the club’s best interests.
Last summer, the Blues’ owner financed an unprecedented summer of upheaval, with Chelsea spending £222 million on players including Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”