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Chelsea locked in Sevilla talks over Kounde fee with Boehly takeover complete

Chelsea's move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde remains on track.

Sport report Chelsea are leading the way in the pursuit of the Sevilla player, with the club said to have started talks immediately as the recent takeover was completed.

The £42m-£52m Chelsea will likely have to fork out should they want the centre back to come on board will not prove a stumbling block for a club that are keen to rebuild their squad under Thomas Tuchel this summer.

The price is thought to be quite significantly lower owing to financial difficulties at the south Spanish club.

It had been reported that the owners, led by Todd Boehly, were to provide a significant cash injection this summer to allow Tuchel to carry out the rebuild.

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