Chelsea in direct contact with Sevilla over Jules Kounde, new bid expected
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Chelsea in direct contact with Sevilla over Jules Kounde, new bid expected

Chelsea are reportedly in direct contact with Spanish side Sevilla over the transfer of defender Jules Kounde. 

A new bid from the London club is expected soon, with time ticking away fast as the deadline day approaches fast. 

Chelsea were thought to have cooled their interest on the Frenchman, especially following Trevoh Chalobah's recent showing. 

The youngster put in impressive performances in Chelsea's two matches, including the UEFA Super Cup final against Villarreal. 

Any move to take Kounde to Stamford Bridge however hinges on the Blues finding a solution for Kurt Zouma's situation, with the Frenchman expected to be moved on to create space at the back. 

Coach Thomas Tuchel has an enviable pool of defenders, which includes the Frenchman, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andres Christensen, Chalobah as well as Reece James, and Cezar Azpilicueta, who are capable of playing central.