CHELSEA’S hopes of signing Sevilla star Jules Kounde acquired a blow after Kurt Zouma reportedly rejected a switch to West Ham.
Kounde, 22, has been on Chelsea’s radar for a lot of the summer season with the Blues attempting to barter a deal for the defender.
Kurt Zouma has reportedly turned down the possibility to hitch West Ham
The France star has a launch clause of £68million however Chelsea are refusing to activate it.
And with Sevilla standing agency Chelsea wish to promote Zouma, 26, to boost funds and make house within the squad for Kounde.
The Hammers might now switch their focus to Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.
Chelsea even provided Sevilla £30m plus Zouma in trade for Kounde.
Sevilla turned down the bid as they don’t imagine Zouma is price £30m, partly due to uncertainty surrounding his resale worth.
Chelsea have made a number of makes an attempt to signal Jules Kounde
The La Liga membership are below no strain to let Kounde go after selling Bryan Gil to Tottenham for £22m plus Erik Lamela.
Kounde additionally has three years remaining on his contract, which expires in June 2024.
Manchester United and Real Madrid have been linked with a move for Kounde so Sevilla might wait to see how the switch battle unfolds.
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