Sevilla chief Monchi reveals switch stance on Chelsea goal Jules Kounde – report

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Sevilla sporting director Monchi has revealed the membership’s stance on Jules Kounde amid the switch curiosity from Chelsea.
The Blues have recognized the Frenchman as their prime centre-back goal, however it seems that a deal is unlikely in the meanwhile.
The membership made a gap bid of round €55 million final week, however it fell in need of Sevilla’s reported valuation between €65-70m.
Monchi has now revealed that the membership will not negotiate. The Blues should set off the €80m launch clause to signal Kounde as we speak.
He mentioned in his deadline-day press convention: “The one provide from Chelsea for Kounde was final Wednesday for an quantity we didn’t like.”
“It was not sufficient for us. We responded with a counter-offer which had a deadline of Friday, to permit us to have the ability to signal a alternative.
“Koundé’s clause by no means went as much as 90 million euros. It has all the time been 80 million. I’m pleased with the way it’s went, however not 100% glad.
“There have been some elements such because the wage cap which have affected the plans.”
Sportslens view:
Chelsea have been handed the possibility to make a counter-offer, however their refusal to take action means that they’ve pulled out of the deal.
It seems unlikely that they are going to pay the buy-out clause as we speak, having opted towards assembly Sevilla’s valuation that was round €15m much less.
Regardless of Kurt Zouma’s current transfer to West Ham United, the membership are nicely coated within the central defensive place for the continuing marketing campaign.
They’ve Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta because the common choices competing for 3 centre-back roles.
The emergence of Trevoh Chalobah is one other large increase for the Blues. The membership graduate might have a key function to play after a superb begin to his profession.
The Blues are more likely to mortgage out Malang Sarr and Ethan Ampadu, however they’ve right-back Reece James, who did exceptionally nicely within the again three final time period.
Therefore, the membership don’t face the desperation to herald one other central defender. They may return for Kounde sooner or later, barring a shock flip of occasions as we speak.
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