Although Chelsea had a decent transfer widow in the summer after signing Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku from Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan, Blues manager Thomas Tuchel would still not be happy about the fact that he failed to land his primary defensive target Jules Kounde.

The Blues were chasing the France international defender for most parts of the summer transfer window and it was only unfortunate that they were unable to get  the deal over the line after Spanish La Liga club Sevilla insisted that they would not be letting go of their prized asset for anything lesser than the amount they have mentioned that they want to sell him for.

The two clubs were engaged in different transfer negotiations for the player but they could not reach an agreement in the end and much to the displeasure of not only Tuchel but the player as well, the transfer broke down right at the death. Reports claimed that Kounde was already preparing himself for a move to Stamford Bridge as he believed that an agreement would eventually be reached by his club and Chelsea, unknown to him that he would have to be playing in the Spanish La Liga for at least one more season in his career.

Sevilla director Monchi revealed after the closure of the transfer window this summer that Chelsea failed to meet their transfer demands and that’s why the player could not be sold eventually. He added that they would not be selling the player for anything less than their stipulated amount because he’s a very important member of their squad.

Chelsea are expected to return with a bid for Kounde in the January winter transfer window but it is still not certain yet if they will finally be willing to pay the full amount Sevilla want.

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