Everything appears to be in place for Jules Kounde to join Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea team.
The Kounde to Chelsea transfer has been the subject of nonstop reports over the past several days.
Barcelona is reportedly particularly interested in the Frenchman, but the Blues’ vigilance in this transaction appears to be paying off.
Sevilla, who want to complete the trade as quickly as possible, approved Chelsea’s increased bid of £55 million for Kounde yesterday.
In addition, Todd Boehly was prepared to quadruple Barca’s offer for Kounde, making the Frenchman the highest-paid Chelsea employee.
Currently, some Spanish insiders with ties to Sevilla are saying that the transaction may even be finalised tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be the formal start of the Kounde to Chelsea operation, according to InfoSevillismo via Blue Footy.
Since this source has generally been trustworthy throughout the Kounde to Chelsea affair, it wouldn’t be shocking if other trustworthy journalists confirmed this tomorrow.
Chelsea made a daring move here. Yes, they need a centre back, but paying a 23-year-old the highest salary is absurd.
But you’ve got to give it to Boehly. The American moved much more quickly this time because he did not want what occurred with Raphinha to happen again.
Hopefully the Frenchman can prove himself and establish himself as a valuable member of Thomas Tuchel’s squad.