Chelsea will return for Jules Kounde in the January transfer window after the star was sold on a free transfer.

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Chelsea will return for Jules Kounde in the January transfer window after the star was sold on a free transfer.

Chelsea were denied the opportunity to sign Jules Kounde this summer.

Despite the transfer window closing, Chelsea are not given up on signing Jules Kounde. The Blues were expected to sign the highly-rated Frenchman this summer, but Sevilla changed their asking price, putting the deal in jeopardy.

Chelsea may not have signed Kounde in the summer, but a January transfer will be considered.

It comes after last-minute talks between the club and Sevilla fell through after the Spanish team requested more money from the transaction.

The Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium outfit had secured a verbal deal for a cost of roughly £52 million.

However, following the transfer of Kurt Zouma, Sevilla shifted the goalposts and requested an additional £13 million, triggering Kounde’s release clause.

After being taken aback by their late request, Chelsea declined to reach an arrangement.

Despite being extensively connected all summer, Saul Niguez was brought in on loan from Atletico Madrid, but there would be no Kounde.

According to the Guardian, it opens the door to other teams, but the Blues remain cool about the situation and will reconsider an offer in January when the winter window opens.

The Frenchman has been linked with Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United.

However, Sevilla president Monchi claimed that Kounde’s target was simply Chelsea.

He explained, “There has been a lot of speculation regarding moves made for Jules, the most of which were rejected by the player.”

“Chelsea was the club he liked the look of the most.”

Kounde requested to be left out of the team for this weekend’s match against Elche, and it remains to be seen how the 22-year-old will react to the news that his dream move to Stamford Bridge has been thwarted.

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