Champions League star admits he was unhappy after missing out on Chelsea transfer

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Sevilla star Jules Kounde has admitted he had a troubled summer after missing out on a move to Chelsea.

Chelsea approached Sevilla in the final week of the transfer window with a £43million offer for the French defender, but it was rebuffed by the Spanish club, who were holding out for a £68m fee.

“We all know that the summer was troubled,” Kounde told a press conference ahead of Sevilla’s Champions League trip to Wolfsburg. “I wouldn’t call it complicated. But it’s in the past now.

“I am concentrated on the team. The most important showing is the one on the pitch. The team needs me and and I also need the team to give my very best which is what I try to do.

“Up until this point, I’m happy with the team’s results and my own personal performances, even if I can improve a little bit still and do better than last season.”

Reports in Spain claimed Kounde was so angry about his Chelsea move falling through that he refused to answer calls from director of football Monchi or his manager Julen Lopetegui.

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