Chelsea’s quest to recruit Jules Kounde from Seville Center was delayed because West Ham declined to fulfil the wage demands of Kurt Zouma.After their move of £97.5 million last week to Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea now wants to sign Kounde before the end of the window.
Chelsea has so far been unable to strike an agreement with Seville, with the Spanish club seeking to activate €80 million (£68 million) release clause.Photo Credit: Metro
To allow Kounde to arrive, Champions League holders need to reduce their defensive options, and Zouma has drawn interest from West Ham.
But, according to The Sun, West Ham is now considering alternative possibilities for Zouma because it refuses to fulfill France’s international salary requirement of £120,000 a week.
The report says Chelsea is willing to let Zouma depart if it receives an offer of £20m.Photo Credit: Metro
In other places, Tammy Abraham is about to leave Chelsea for £34m after Monday’s doctor with Roma.
Michy Batshuayi, who was lent at Crystal Palace last year, will join Besiktas on another loan arrangement.
Ike Ugbo, who did not attend the club for a senior class, is anticipated to finalize his move to Genk for an initial €3.5m cost.
Offers for Tiemoue Bakayoko, Emerson Palmieri, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley are open at Chelsea as well.