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Chelsea ‘will attempt to sign Jules Kounde for 50m’

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Chelsea will reportedly attempt to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde for no more than £50m, significantly less than the Frenchman’s release clause.

Chelsea are reportedly preparing to push for a £50m deal, which would include adds-ons, for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

On Saturday morning, it was confirmed that the Premier League club are on the brink of being taken over by a consortium led by Todd Boehly, a deal expected to be made official on Monday.

Once the transaction is finalised, head coach Thomas Tuchel will move to revamp his squad, a project which will including signing a number of new defenders.

Speculation persists that Kounde will be the first fresh face to arrive at Stamford Bridge, even with the France international possessing a £68m release clause.

However, according to The Telegraph, the Blues will attempt to sign Kounde for £42m, which will rise to £50m with adds-ons.

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