Chelsea monitoring three defenders, Jules Kounde alternatives

Chelsea monitoring three defenders, Jules Kounde alternatives ahead of a summer transfer to revamp their squad.

Chelsea are anticipating a busy summer once Todd Boehly’s group completes its takeover of the club, with manager Thomas Tuchel preparing to overhaul his squad for the next season.

There is a lot to do with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen both departing the club, as well as Mason Mount and Reece James needing new contracts.

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Chelsea monitoring three defenders

Kounde alternatives 

Sevilla’s Jules Kounde is Chelsea’s top priority to fill a center-back role this summer.

After talks broke down last year, the 23-year-old has a verbal agreement to move this summer and wants to join Stamford Bridge.

The player had already committed to a contract with the west London club, but the deal fell through due to the money and the lateness of the talks.

The Liga outfit wants roughly £59 million ($73 million) for the France international defender, who can play at both center-back and right-back.

Meanwhile, according to Goal, Chelsea have also looked at other centre-backs, as at least two are leaving the club. 

The options include PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe, RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol and Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez.

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