Toni Rudiger’s departure has officially begun a new chapter in Chelsea’s defensive overhaul. Chelsea competed in several competitions last season, reaching four finals and winning two major trophies. However, the journey was not as smooth as it appeared, as several key members of the squad sustained injuries along the way.
To avoid similar uncertainties and mitigating factors, the Blues’ head coach will require quality and adequate depth. Tuchel is looking to rebuild his squad this summer in order to remain competitive next season. Chelsea have been linked with a number of players, with Jules Kounde consistently named as the priority target.
Rudiger’s departure has created a void that must be filled. Chelsea have long been interested in Jules Kounde, and it is widely expected that he will join the club this season to replace Rudiger. Sevilla are expecting a fee of around £67 million from his deal, but the Blues may be able to get him for a bargain fee of around £50 million.
According to Spanish media, the French defender has agreed to personal terms with Chelsea, and Todd Boehly has made a special request to him. The Blues boss has asked Kounde’s representatives to disregard any offers from other clubs while they work on his contract. Todd Boehly is wasting no time and is ready to invest in Chelsea. This summer Chelsea squad might look different as the blues are targeting more defenders, a midfielders, an attacker and possibly a striker