Frank Leboeuf wants Jules Kounde at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year old French defender has been heavily linked with the Blues this summer and former Chelsea great has backed Kounde to join his former club.
Chelsea will need to sell one of their defenders before buying Kounde and Kurt Zouma will be the most likely departure from the squad.
Sevilla have set a price of £68m for the young defender and the Blues will need to fork out a huge fee to land one of the promising defenders in the league.
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“He’s (Kounde) a fantastic player,” Leboeuf told ESPN.
“He has everything. He is a warrior. He never gives up. He has everything. He is the future for sure.
“Maybe it’s an opportunity for Chelsea to get him maybe not this season, but next season.
“I don’t know what Kounde wants to do in his life, if he’s ready to be on the bench more than he thinks he will be. It’s up to him. It would be a good signing for Chelsea.”