Jules Kounde furious at Sevilla over aborted Chelsea move as Spanish club’s chief reveals why defender rejected other bids

Jules Kounde is fuming Sevilla blocked his move to Chelsea, Spanish reports suggest.

The 22-year-old emerged as the No1 defensive target for Thomas Tuchel as the Champions League holders lodged an offer for the French international.

The star made it clear that he wanted to leave Sevilla but the LaLiga side refused to let him go on the cheap.

The Blues had an offer of £42.8m rejected as the Spanish club slapped an £68.5m asking price on his head.

Chelsea were expected to make another move for him on deadline day but that failed to materialise on Tuesday.

Kounde has reportedly not taken Sevilla’s reluctance to let him go well, with the Spanish Football Podcast reporting that he is ‘furious’ over the situation.

And he is believed to be that angry that he is even ignoring calls from Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui and director of football Monchi while on international duty this week with Les Bleus.

Monchi has spoken openly about the speculation, claiming earlier this week: “Most of [the approaches were] rejected by the player himself but there was a club that he liked, which was Chelsea.”