Chelsea eye PSG star Ramon Sanchez as Jules Kounde alternative
If Barcelona prevails in the competition to sign Sevilla star Jules Kounde, Chelsea is considering a backup plan.
With new manager Christophe Galtier pondering a marquee signing at centre back next month, Kimpembe has publicly acknowledged he is evaluating his future in Paris.
Jules Kounde’s agents have not officially indicated that he will reject a move to Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea is aware that Barcelona has contacted him about a summer transfer.
The Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan has frequently been mentioned as a potential destination for the French defender, who has attracted significant attention from both Spain and England.
Although discussions have stalled and Barcelona is still in the running to sign the 23-year-old, the Blues were reportedly the favourites to sign him.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Kounde is Xavi’s top choice and Barcelona is reportedly still making a strong push for a transfer.
The Daily Express claims that Chelsea has already developed a Plan B in case their £55 million transfer for Kounde falls through, with Presnel Kimpembe of Paris Saint-Germain surfacing as a potential replacement.