Chelsea set to make approach for La Liga No.12 defender

Chelsea target Jules Kounde could stay at Seville for a further campaign, partly down to the ongoing economic situation in football, claim AS.

The Spanish outlet explain that whilst there has been interest in the central defender, no side has shown any sign of being ready to pay more than the €55 million Manchester City offered before the start of last campaign.

Going on to land Ruben Dias from Benfica, the Citizens are now likely out of the picture, and AS report Thomas Tuchel’s side, Manchester United and Arsenal have replaced them.

Jules is just 22-years-of-age but has shown enough to be one of the most highly-rated defenders in Spanish football, and is in France’s roster for UEFA Euro 2020.

Sevilla transfer guru Monchi is determined not to undersell the star and is no rush to listen to proposals below what City put forward.

AS say the Blues, the Red Devils, the Gunners have their focus on him, but none of those outfits has yet made a decision to ‘bet hard’ on Jules’ signing.

Therefore, another season with Los Nervionenses is very much a possibility and it is going to need something big to take the youngster away.