Player unhappy with club for not selling him to Chelsea

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According to a report on Daily Mail, Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde is unhappy with the Spanish side for failing to sell him to Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

Kounde is reportedly not answering calls from Sevilla director of football Monchi or his manager Julen Lopetegui.

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Chelsea had verbally agreed a deal worth £42.7million with Sevilla only for the Spanish side to raise their asking price towards the 22-year-old’s release clause of £68million, which the Blues were unwilling to meet.

Kounde’s frustration from the failed to move to Chelsea appeared to boil over onto the pitch on Wednesday night when he was sent off for France in their World Cup qualifier against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Monchi confirmed on transfer deadline day that Sevilla rejected an offer from Chelsea.

“The only written, formal offer from Chelsea came last Wednesday, around 5pm,” Monchi said.

“We weren’t satisfied with the offer, and it was linked to Chelsea selling a player. It was a decent fee but it didn’t meet our criteria.

“We haven’t spoken with Chelsea since Friday night. We all decided that it was best Jules didn’t travel to Elche. It’s normal for players to be affected by news of any kind. Last year he had the interest from City and now Chelsea this year.”

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