Chelsea’s bid to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla has taken a hit due to Kurt Zouma’s preferences, according to Sky Sports.
Meanwhile, Sevilla wants cash plus Kurt Zouma for the transfer of Kounde, a deal Chelsea is willing to make.
However, the French defender isn’t interested in moving to Spain as he prefers to stay in London, with West Ham among the clubs interested in him.
The deal involving Zouma would cost Chelsea a reported £50, but without Zouma the fee would be considerably higher hence the entire transfer is likely to hit a watershed.
If Chelsea decides to proceed with the transfer, the Blues may offer someone else instead or pay more for Kounde – as much as £80m.
with West Ham also said to be targeting Kurt Zouma, Chelsea could opt to sell him and complete the money from his deal to make the transfer happen. If not, the Club will have to include someone else in the deal!