Chelsea offer winger plus cash for Sevilla defender Kounde

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According to The Sun via Daily Mail, Chelsea have offered Brazilian winger Kenedy plus cash for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

The Blues have made the 22-year-old French defender Kounde our number one defensive target but are unwilling to pay his £68million release clause.

Chelsea had previously offered Kurt Zouma in a swap deal for Kounde but have now offered Kenedy after Zouma threatened to refuse to be involved in any swap deal.

Zouma instead prefers to join West Ham this summer if he is to leave Chelsea, with the centre-back not keen on leaving London.

Sevilla want to recoup as much of the buy-out figure as negotiations intensify for Kounde, though Chelsea would prefer to offer players to reduce the fee.

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