The center-half was a key target for the club last summer, but a deal did not materialize.
Sevilla need money to balance their books, but will want at least £59 million for one of their most highly rated players.
Kounde had a verbal agreement with Chelsea last summer, and is enthusiastic about completing the move this time around.
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