According to Sevilla chief executive Jose Maria Cruz, Jules Kounde wants to leave Sevilla to play in a more competitive team.
“Again, the player, I am sure, respects Sevilla. He is happy with us,” Cruz told Sport Witness.
“In the case of Kounde, it is not a matter of money. It’s a matter of him wanting to play in a more competitive team than Sevilla.
“I am sure he is a player that is attractive for teams like Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and these types of teams.
“He wants to play in a more competitive team,” the Sevilla chief added.
Chelsea are pushing to sign Kounde this summer in a deal that could be worth £60m.
The powerful French defender has been identified as a player who could help Chelsea forget Rudiger.