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Chelsea have been linked with a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, and the Blues are reportedly keen on the 22-year-old.
Kounde has a release clause of £68.4m, but Chelsea aren’t keen on spending that much on him and would rather prefer a cash plus player deal, with Kurt Zouma mooted as part of the deal.
Former Blue Frank Lebeouf has hailed Chelsea’s quest to sign Kounde and revealed that the young centre-back is a warrior who never gives up.
“He’s (Kounde) a fantastic player,” said the ex-Chelsea centre-half.
“He has everything. He is a warrior. He never gives up. He has everything. He is the future for sure.
“Maybe it’s an opportunity for Chelsea to get him maybe not this season, but next season.
“I don’t know what Kounde wants to do in his life, if he’s ready to be on the bench more than he thinks he will be. It’s up to him.
“It would be a good signing for Chelsea.”