Thomas Tuchel’s bid to sign a central defender failed in the summer. But his determination to add to his squad could mean that an even more experienced star is brought in over the winter months.
Sevilla’s Jules Kounde was linked with a move to Chelsea throughout the summer transfer window, only for a move to be scuppered at the final hurdle.
A deal was close to being agreed with the Andalusian outfit, but in the end it was to no avail as Kounde stayed at Sevilla for the foreseeable future.
It remains to be seen whether a deal can be done to sign the Frenchman – although, if reports are to be believed, Chelsea have their eyes on another target in Marquinhos.
With Sevilla wanting £65million for Kounde, Chelsea chiefs have apparently decided to aim a bit higher and make a bit for the world-class Brazilian.