Chelsea is reportedly planning a summer move to secure the services of a 23-year-old French defender, who plays for Sevilla, according to reports.
The 23-year-old Sevilla center-back has been in stunning form for Sevilla this season, enjoying a regular first-team start, with his performance being known to have attracted interest from Barcelona and Chelsea.
Jules Kounde, who is valued in the region of £60m by Sevilla has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, as Thomas Tuchel identified him as a replacement for Antonio Rudiger, who is likely to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea is likely to lose three of their defenders this season, as they will be seeing the end of their contract in the summer and an agreement is yet to be agreed on over an extension with them.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has been reported to be on the radar of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, but Jules Kounde remains a number priority signing for the Blues come summer after being told by PSG that Marquinhos is not for sale.
According to the sun, Chelsea has been handed a transfer boost in signing the £60m-rated defender from Sevilla, as Sevilla has been reported to be in search of a replacement for the French defender, should he decide to leave in the summer.Jules Kounde has been able to play 24 La Liga and Champions League combined appearances for Sevilla this season and has been able to find the back of the net just once.