Mundo Deportivo says Chelsea have been told they will have to shell out €70m to land Kounde this summer.
Sevilla are clearly in no mood to sell Kounde though, and have slapped a price tag of almost £70m on the 22-year-old's head. For his part, Kounde feels ready to move on this summer.
A swap deal involving Kurt Zouma could well help to drive down that cost, but the long-time Blues ace is thought to prefer a move to West Ham if he is to leave the Bridge.
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