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Club want to ‘negotiate upwards’ with Chelsea – Blues have ‘all the requirements’ to finalise deal



That’s according to ABC Sevilla and Diario de Sevilla, who cover the Blues new efforts to sign the French defender.

The two newspapers explain that Chelsea are back in the picture for Koundé, who they tried to sign last summer but couldn’t because Sevilla refused to lower their demands.

The situation has now changed, and ABC say Thomas Tuchel’s side have ‘all the requirements’ to get a deal done.

This is because their takeover is nearing completion after the Portuguese Foreign Ministry sanctioned the sale; something that was required as Roman Abramovich is a Portuguese citizen.

That will open the door for them to do transfer business once more, and Sevilla are waiting for Chelsea’s interest in Koundé to ‘bear fruit’ in the form of a first offer.

The Blues offered €50m last summer, but Sevilla want more than that and hope, with the pressure relieved on their own finances thanks to the sale of Carlos, that they can ‘negotiate upwards’.

Diario back this up, stating the Spanish side will ‘have more strength to negotiate’ with Chelsea, who are the highest bidder for the defender.

According to their sources, the Blues are ‘considering making’ a €60m offer for the defender, a figure that Sevilla would probably be more than happy to take.

However, they want as much as they can get and with the need for funds now reduced, they can spend some time negotiating to get it.


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