What next in this crazy Jules Kounde saga? Plus updates on William Saliba, Roberto Firmino and three West Ham targets
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An update on the crazy Jules Kounde saga
The situation of Jules Kounde is another incredible saga of this crazy summer. As with Raphinha, it’s hard to predict how this one is going to end.
Chelsea have made a £55m bid to Sevilla and have been expecting the La Liga club to accept the offer and approve the move. Chelsea have also been expecting the player's green light after offering him a five-year contract of €9m gross per season since last Thursday, but it hasn't arrived yet.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have reached an agreement on personal terms (Kounde has negotiated with both clubs) and the official offer to Sevilla will soon arrive. Up to now, it’s looked like Barca wouldn’t pay as much as Chelsea, but if that changes then we could see the Catalan giants move into pole position.
If it doesn’t work out, Chelsea have alternatives they could turn to. The Blues have certainly wanted Presnel Kimpembe for some time, but Paris Saint-Germain are asking for a €65m fee. Thomas Tuchel certainly wants…
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