Evening Standard football writer Jack Rosser believes that with Kurt Zouma joining West Ham, Chelsea will be very confident of completing the signing of Jules Kounde.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported on his Twitter account that Sevilla President Castro said: “Kounde is our player, as of now. There’s nothing agreed or done at the moment. We always consider the offers. But the days are ending.”
Romano also posted that Chelsea are still confident and a final bid is ready once Kurt Zouma to West Ham is completed.
Kounde has played twice for Sevilla this season in La Liga which has seen the La Liga outfit win both their opening matches against Rayo Vallecano and Getafe and also, they have kept two clean sheets in the process.
Rosser believes that Chelsea are confident of getting the Kounde deal completed with Zouma moving to West Ham, telling Transfer Tavern: “Yeah, I’ve not followed that one too closely but moving Zouma on that has been to bring Kounde in is why they’ve done it.
“So that would point to the fact that they’re very confident that they’ll get that one over the line and will only improve what’s already a very tight defence.”
If Kounde does join Chelsea, then he will become the clubs third signing of the summer window after Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Bettinelli both put pen to paper on deals at Stamford Bridge.