Sevilla has threatened to sabotage Jules Kounde’s transfer to Chelsea, despite the fact that an agreement has been reached.
Sevilla is reportedly holding out for more money, thus Chelsea may miss out on Jules Kounde.
Even after a deal was apparently reached, Sevilla might derail Jules Kounde’s move to Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel hopes to seal the signing of the centre-back, which would make him the Premier League club’s second major summer signing.
According to reports on Sunday, it was just a matter of time before Chelsea concluded their £42 million chase of Kounde, with Tuchel looking to add to his striker Romelu Lukaku and backup goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.
The France defender was claimed to have flown out of Spain and was waiting for word of his planned move in Paris, preferring not to play in Sevilla’s 1-1 draw with Elche on Saturday.
Kurt Zouma’s transfer to West Ham was supposed to be a stumbling block for Kounde’s move, but that has now been confirmed.
According to the newest claim, Sevilla has chosen to raise their asking price.
According to Sky Sports, the La Liga club is now looking to get closer to Kounde’s €80 million (£68.5 million) release clause.
According to the source, an agreement worth roughly €50 million (£43 million) had already been reached, but Sevilla is now increasing the stakes.
They turned down a €55 million offer from a Premier League club last summer, which is thought to be Manchester City, indicating that they are serious about their business.
Chelsea could face a difficult two days as the clock counts down to Tuesday’s transfer deadline, as the Spanish team is thought to be keen on lining up a replacement before letting Kounde depart.
Kounde, who is expected to complete his move to Stamford Bridge before the end of the summer window, did not travel with the Sevilla group to Elche on Saturday evening, instead opting to stay in Paris.
As AS reported last week, Sevilla may be pushing on a higher price because 15 percent of the sum will be handed back to his former club Bordeaux as part of a sell-on clause.
Following the start of the new season, Julen Lopetegui’s team is second in La Liga after three games.
They won each of their first two games with Kounde in the heart of the defense, but he was unable to go to Elche on Saturday.
Chelsea, the Champions League winners, have had a similar start. “Brinkwire Summary News”.