Good morning Chelsea fans
The Blues are said to be favorites for Jules Kounde – but have to lose up to four defenders against Barcelona.
Sevilla’s France centre-back Kounde, 23, is also wanted by Arsenal.
But Chelsea’s needs are greater – along with their bargaining power following Todd Boehly’s £4.25billion takeover.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are in pole position for Antonio Rudiger.
Barca and Juventus are also keen on the contractless centre-back.
Barcelona are still more strongly associated with Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.
However, it means the Blues could have leverage for their interest in Barca’s US full-back Sergino Dest.
And Chelsea transfer boss Marina Granovskaia is reportedly set to LEAVE in August
Atletico Madrid’s transfer guru Andrea Berti is set to replace the 47-year-old.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5382568/chelsea-transfer-news-live-kounde-lukaku-granovskaia/ Chelsea ‘confident of £50m Kounde deal’, Lukaku ‘agrees with Inter transfer’, Marina Granovskaia EXIT plans