Objective Koundé

A summer of change is expected in West London. The forced sale of the club and the sanctions imposed by the British government are joined by the departures of footballers such as Antonio Rüdiger or Andreas Christensen. To replace these two La Liga-bound defenders, Chelsea have set their sights on Sevilla defender Jules Koundé. The Frenchman will be the first target once Todd Boehly’s purchase of the club is completed, according to GOAL.

The English outlet reports that the 23-year-old has a verbal agreement to move to London this summer after negotiations failed in the past. Having accepted his new contract, the signing was not completed due to the price that the people of Seville were asking for. There was no time to resolve this matter, but both clubs see the operation positively.

Photo the Koundé

Another footballer from the Spanish league who sounds for the English team is José Giménez, from Atlético de Madrid. The Uruguayan is another of Chelsea’s options to strengthen his defense for next season. Josko Gvardiol, from RB Leipzig, and Presnel Kimpembe, from PSG, are other candidates. In addition to looking for incorporations, Chelsea will have to resolve the contracts of key players such as Jorginho, N’Golo Kanté, Marcos Alonso or César Azpilicueta. All of them have only one year left on their contract at Stamford Bridge.