According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has indicated his willingness to join Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to strengthen his defence and believes the 21 year old is the ideal signing for the Blues.
The France international has established himself as one of the most promising centre-backs in Europe during his two seasons with Sevilla.
According to Di Marzio, Kounde has said yes to Chelsea’s proposal and the Blues now need to agree a fee with Sevilla for the 21 year old.
Sevilla reportedly value Kounde at around £50m and Chelsea could help to raise funds for the defender by offloading Kurt Zouma.
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Zouma and the Blues would accept bids of around £21m for the 26 year old Chelsea defender.