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🇫🇷 Chelsea include Zuma in €30m offer for Kounde

European champions Chelsea are edging closer to signing Sevilla's Jules Kounde.

As Futaa reported on Tuesday, Chelsea has prioritised the signing Sevilla's central defender Jules Kounde before the looming English Premier League and UEFA Champions League seasons.

The Blues currently have  Kurt Zouma (26), Andreas Christensen (25), Antonio Rüdiger (28) and Thiago Silva (35) as central defending options. While the club signed the 22-year-old Malang Sarr last season, it seems Thomas Tuchel is not wholly convinced after getting his first look at the Frenchman in preseason.

As a result, the Blues are pressing to get the signature of the highly in-demand Kounde. According to Fabrizio Romano, the offer is around €30m, including Zouma going to Sevilla.

"Chelsea and Sevilla are discussing to reach an agreement for Jules Koundé/Kurt Zouma swap deal. Talks progressing - Chelsea now offering around €30/35m and Zouma included in the negotiation. Personal terms are not a problem for Koundé who’s waiting to join Chelsea," the Italian reporter posted on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Tuchel's side will take on the Europa League champions Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup on 11 August.

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