Thomas Tuchel tells Chelsea transfer chief, Marina Granovskaia to sign French star player

As Thomas Tuchel insists on building a robust squad for his side in the ongoing summer transfer window, he wants a French star at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are reportedly interested in signing French defender, Jules Kounde. The Sevilla ace is being heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with the Blues keeping an eye on him ahead of the new campaign.Thomas Tuchel is keen on landing a new central defender this summer, with Thiago Silva turning 37 in September.

According to ABC Sevilla, the 22-year-old remains top of Tuchel’s shortlist, however, Sevilla are reluctant to allow one of their most prized assets leave on the cheap, having slapped a price tag of £55m on his head.The France international is currently representing his country at the ongoing European Championships and was involved in Les Bleus 2-2 draw with Portugal.

Kounde admitted a move to a bigger club would entice him when quizzed on his future before the tournament.

“I’m at a big club at the moment, but obviously, I would like to move to a greater team.

“We will see what the future brings, but it is something that is in my head.” Kounde said.

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