Chelsea

Chelsea likely to return for £68m priority transfer target in January or next summer

Chelsea’s failed attempts to sign Kounde in the summer window just gone after selling club Sevilla moved the goalposts late in the day.

The report claims that Chelsea WILL return for Kounde, with the Frenchman considered a priority by the club and Thomas Tuchel. Whether that will be in January or next summer is yet to be determined.

Tuchel having a wealth of options at his disposal in defence, particularly after Trevoh Chalobah joined the first-team after a successful pre-season.

Chelsea could afford to miss out on Kounde this summer.

Jules Kounde is reportedly considered Chelsea’s priority transfer target.

However, Kounde is one of the most promising young defenders on the planet. If Chelsea were able to secure his services, they’d be bagging themselves a potential future star of the game.

Chelsea are unlikely to allow them all to walk out the door, but acquiring Kounde would provide them with a contingency plan in case of any departures, so perhaps it would make sense to try and do this deal in January.