Premier League club Chelsea are reportedly still in love with Jules Kunde . The Blues will reportedly complete the transfer of the Sevilla defender for the next few months.
Chelsea has the potential to have a central defender crisis in the summer. Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta are reportedly set to leave after their contracts expire.
Chelsea actually already has a wishlist for their team’s needs. The Blues want to bring Jules Kunde from Sevilla.
Reported by AS , Chelsea postponed the signing of the defender. They didn’t bring him in this winter.
According to the report, Chelsea are not focused on signing a new centre-back this winter. Because they have urgent needs.
In the left fullback sector they only left one player, namely Marcos Alonso. This is because Ben Chilwell suffered a severe injury and was absent until the end of the season.
So Chelsea decided not to talk to Kounde just yet, and focus on patching the hole in his team later.
But the same report claims that Chelsea will not wait until the summer. They will try to complete the transfer of Kounde in the next few months.
This was because they knew that there were many clubs interested in Kounde. They believe that their chances of signing the defender will diminish when the summer transfer window opens.
So to anticipate that, they are targeting this transfer to be completed before the 2021/22 season ends later.
Chelsea will certainly spend a lot of money to recruit Kounde. Because the defender will still defend Sevilla until 2024.
The Andalusian club is reportedly priced at the defender’s transfer fee of 50 million Euros in the summer.
Chelsea transfer news: Jules Kunde approaching, Boubacar Kamara away?
The English giants, Chelsea , have not made any new signings in the transfer market this winter. From the reports circulating, it looks like they are more focused on buying players this summer.
Sky Sports journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed a few weeks ago that the Blues’ priority this winter is full-backs. They need a replacement for Ben Chilwell who is injured.
Several names have been associated with them, such as Lucas Digne to Layvin Kurzawa. But none of them are anchored at Stamford Bridge. And Chelsea themselves have also repatriated Kenedy from Flamengo.
For other sectors, it is quite safe. The problem only lies in the defense sector, where Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are in the last year of their contracts.
Kound Is Getting Closer
If an agreement is not reached, Chelsea might lose three defenders at once. For that, a plan is needed to buy new players for the sector next summer.
The name that is widely reported is Jules Kunde. According to a report by Tutto Mercato Web, Chelsea have started operations to sign the French defender for £50 million.
The same report also states that Chelsea and Sevilla as the rightful owners of Kunde are now close to reaching an agreement. Kunde was linked with Chelsea in 2021, but the transfer has been hampered by price issues.
Niklas Sule and Boubacar Kamara
Not yet there, Chelsea is also said to be interested in Niklas Sule. The Bayern Munich player is in the final year of his contract and is interested in continuing his career outside Germany next season.
Newcastle United is Chelsea’s main competitor in the hunt for Sule. But the Blues need not worry, because Sule is more interested in playing at the top level. The Magpies clearly have not been able to grant that wish.
Chelsea are also reportedly interested in signing Boubacar Kamara from Marseille. However, as reported by Football.london, they lost to Manchester United and Aston Villa.
Marseille want to cash in on Kamara in the transfer market this winter since his contract expires in June. However, Chelsea prioritized the signing of a new left-back because the midfield sector is doing well.