Chelsea are finally making moves in the transfer market after news emerged that the Blues are looking into the possibility of signing French international Jules Kounde.
The central defender was believed to be interested in a move to Tottenham this summer, especially after the north London club strengthened their relationship with Sevilla after the swap deal involving Bryan Gil and Erik Lamela.
According to Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, however, the Blues have opened talks with the La Liga outfit, and the 22-year-old is open to a move ahead of Spurs because he wants to be playing Champions League football at his next club.
Chelsea had also been linked with a summer move for serial winner, Raphael Varane, although it looks as if that deal is off the cards as the Real Madrid centre-back is set to sign for the Blues’ Premier League rivals, Manchester United.
Even though that move is yet to be finalised, personal terms have reportedly been agreed and an agreement is close, meaning the transfer – rumoured to be in the region of £35million – is edging closer.
With that in mind, some Blues fans have compared the signings of Kounde and Varane, with most preferring Chelsea’s approach for a younger centre-back, especially considering they’ve already got Thiago Silva, who like Varane, is a veteran winner at the highest level. That being said, some are also still a little sceptical.
Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter:
@SW6Daily_ said: “We’re talking about the best young Cb in la liga last season.”
@CopraKai29 said: “The reason Real Madrid sold Varane was they wanted to sign Kounde.”
@BpBryanph said: “Only good thing about Varane was his speed. He’s not built up for Premier League.
@EduouardMendizzy said: “Kounde is young, rather have a young squad. We already have Thiago Silva as an old CB.”
There’s no telling just yet who will have the bigger impact in the Premier League, but if one thing’s for certain, it’s that both signings are good ones on paper.
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