Chelsea ready to announce first January signing after reaching agreement with a world-class player

CHELSEA are keen on hitting the ground running during the January transfer window as they are indeed ready to announce first signing in no distant time.

The Blues have been reportedly made an agreement in principle for their long time target Jules Koundé. Koundé has been on Chelsea’s radar since the beginning of last summer and now his name has appeared on the Blues sleeves again, the Transfer Window Podcast understand via Twitter account.

Whilst the contract extension conundrums of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea higher ranks are prepared to bring two center backs this summer to cover up. The 22 year old wants to push a move to the west London based club in January despite last summer’s last minute attempts failed.

Tuchel is upbeat he will get the signature for the youngster who has flourished in Spain at the moment as one of the best defenders. Sevilla have a strong stance on £72m release clause trigger. Chelsea however, are not ready to splash that amount of cash in January given that it’s a short time to make negotiations go over the line. Koundé has already told his team’s higher hierarchy that he wants to leave despite getting adequate playing time.

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