Chelsea set to revive interest in Jules Kounde
Chelsea are reportedly set to revive their interest in signing Jules Kounde after the club was unable to secure his signature during the summer transfer market.
The Blues were heavily linked with the Sevilla defender throughout the summer, but the two clubs were not able to reach an agreement in price to make a deal happen.
It is well known that Thomas Tuchel wants to bolster his defensive options, and Kounde is someone that the manager is interested in, which is why Chelsea have not given up on signing him.
The club did push to make a deal happen in the final days of the summer transfer window, but the Blues were not willing to meet his £68m release clause.
However, according to the Evening Standard, the current European champions will be continuing to monitor Kounde with a possible move either in January or the next summer market.
Chelsea to move for Aurelien Tchouameni next summer
Chelsea have reportedly retained a strong interest in signing Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.
The Blues are one of a number of top European clubs who have been credited as admirers of the France international over the past 12 months.
Before they eventually secured a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, there was talk of a big-money approach for the 21-year-old.
However, according to The Athletic, Chelsea felt that Tchouameni would benefit from a further season representing Monaco in Ligue 1.
The central midfielder played 42 times in all competitions during 2020-21, the first time that he has featured on more than 19 occasions in a single season.