Nizaar Kinsella, a top source for all things Chelsea, has provided an update on the pursuit of Jules Kounde.
The defender has to undergo surgery on a knee issue but it does not change the Blues’ plans for him.
“Chelsea are still on course to sign Jules Kounde despite alarming comments with the France national team,” Kinsella tweeted.
“Surgery is minor but needed. He hopes to make pre-season. Both Chelsea and Sevilla were aware of the situation.”
The French defender has been on Chelsea’s radar for over a year now with Thomas Tuchel making him a priority signing since last summer. Hopefully, Chelsea and Sevilla could reach an agreement for the defender this summer despite the surgery.