Jules Kounde, a Chelsea target, is enraged and ignoring Sevilla’s calls after his transfer is halted.
Jules Kounde, a Sevilla defender, is claimed to be enraged by the club’s decision to block his transfer to Chelsea.
Jules Kounde is said to be enraged with Sevilla for obstructing his move to Chelsea, and the 22-year-old is now rejecting calls from the club’s sporting director Monchi. The European champions were anxious to sign the defender as a replacement for Kurt Zouma, and told Sevilla that they were willing to spend £47 million in the final days of the transfer window to secure his services.
However, during a news conference earlier this week, Monchi stated unequivocally that Chelsea would have to pay Kounde’s full release clause in order to complete a deal.
After that, the Blues walked away from the talks, and Sevilla never heard from them again.
Kounde was left out of Sevilla’s squad that traveled to Elche last weekend ahead of a prospective move to Stamford Bridge, with the club concerned that he was not in the right mental state to play.
That is said to have irritated Kounde, who was then left waiting for the opportunity to move, which never came.
According to reports in Spain, Kounde is ignoring Sevilla completely out of rage.
Last night in Strasbourg, the teenage defender was in action for France and received a straight red card for a foul on Sead Kolasinac.
As Kounde’s frustrations off the field spilled out onto the field, the Arsenal defender was pulled off with probable ankle ligament damage.
Monchi shed some light on the matter earlier this week when he stated that Chelsea would have to pay Kounde’s full release clause in order to sign him.
“The youngster rejected the most of the advances, but there was one team that he liked, and that was Chelsea,” Monchi added.
“The first and only formal offer came last Wednesday about 5 p.m., with a figure that fell short of our expectations and was contingent on Chelsea selling a player.
“It was a significant offer, especially given the current state of the globe, but it did not satisfy our requirements, conditions, or volumes.
“I spoke with the player’s agent a while ago since the longer he stayed, the harder it would be for him to go. We set a deadline of the 20th, which we then extended to the 25th.
“We retaliated with a counter-offer with a Friday night deadline.”Brinkwire Summary News”.