Chelsea make Jules Kounde assurance

Chelsea have reportedly assured Jules Kounde of their plan to finalize the defender’s transfer to the west London club before pre-season.

The Blues are keen to replace Antonio Conte and Andreas Christensen who left the London club for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

According to ABC Sevilla, Koundé’s agent is in permanent contact with Chelsea and it is not ruled out the transfer will be finalised before the player returns for pre-season.

Chelsea and Barcelona hold the ‘most interest’ in Jules Kounde, but Sevilla have set a deadline of July 5 for an offer to be made.

After then, the asking price will increase and it will be closer to the €80M release clause.