Goal says the 23-year-old has been pictured with a fan in London.
He featured 32 times for Sevilla in La Liga this season, playing a significant role in retaining the best defensive record in the league. His impressive displays have attracted the attention of Europe’s leading sides.
The groundwork has been put in place to sign the France international once sanctions on Chelsea are lifted and Todd Boehly’s consortium complete their takeover.
Kounde has been heavily linked with a move to west London, but Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest in the Frenchman, according to reports.