According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea FC is set to make an official bid for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
The south west London club has been heavily linked with a move for the French defender this summer as Thomas Tuchel tries to bolster his defensive options before the transfer Window close.
However, despite all of the speculation, the Blues are yet to confirm any official news regarding the 22-year-old centre-half, who has already made two appearances in La Liga this season.
According to Romano, Chelsea FC are waiting to resolve the future of defender Kurt Zouma before proceeding with a fresh bid to sign Kounde.
Romano claims that Zouma is now closing in on a transfer to West Ham United, and once that deal has been finalised, the Blues will step up their move for the Sevilla defender.
Posting on Twitter on Tuesday night, Romano said: “Chelsea are prepared to submit an official bid for Jules Kounde in the next hours.
“Chelsea will proceed once Zouma-West Ham deal will be completed [€30m fee, still final details to be sorted on personal terms].
“Personal terms agreed since weeks between Kounde-Chelsea.”
Chelsea FC will face Liverpool FC in the Premier League on Saturday evening at Anfield, looking to keep their perfect start to the season going.