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Chelsea to put five players in front of Sevilla to close Kounde deal

Chelsea are ready to put a choice of five players in front of Sevilla to close a deal for Jules Kounde.

The 22-year-old has a £68m release clause which could put off potential suitors.

Chelsea could try and negotiate a lower fee as Sevilla would not want to stand in their players way if he wants to leave.

AS says Blues manager Tuchel would also be keen to some of his stars in a swap deal for the Frenchman.

Hakim Ziyech has already been mentioned, while Kepa Arrizabalaga is another who will be offered.

Another option mentioned is Tammy Abraham, who has found minutes hard to come by following Tuchel's arrival.

Tiemoue Bakayoko, on loan at AC Milan, and Michy Batshuayi, who has spent the season with Crystal Palace, may also be available.

In Spain, Chelsea are now regarded as showing the most concrete interest in closing a deal for Kounde.

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