Jules Konde prepared to finish Chelsea switch

Jules Kounde’s representatives have knowledgeable Chelsea that the French defender is prepared to finish his transfer to Stamford Bridge, 90min understands.

The Blues met Sevilla’s £55million asking value for Konde earlier this week, however Barcelona remained in touch with the 23-year-old within the hope of convincing him to maneuver to Camp Nou as a substitute – regardless of by no means making a proper bid to Sevilla.

Meanwhile, Kounde was omitted of Sevilla’s pre-season squad – he’s recovering from harm and has but to renew group coaching – solely to request to journey to Portugal with the remaining of the primary group anyway.

The defender’s actions had left Chelsea followers sweating however sources have now confirmed to 90min that Konde has formally introduced his want to finish his transfer to England.

Personal phrases have lengthy been agreed after Chelsea got here near signing Konde final summer time, and with Sevilla additionally giving the inexperienced gentle, the Blues at the moment are finishing the crucial paperwork to get this long-awaited signing over the road.

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Konde is now set to turn out to be Chelsea’s second defensive reinforcement of the summer time following the arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.

The Frenchman’s arrival may additionally set off the departure of present Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who’s wished by Barcelona and would value the Catalan aspect a small charge. Having activated the ‘second lever’ – promoting 15% of their TV rights – Barcelona have the potential to pursue a transfer for the 32-year-old.

The Blaugrana are additionally curious about finishing a deal for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso who, like Azpilicueta, has simply 12 months left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.

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