Chelsea transfer round-up: Jules Kounde in ‘sight’ as Antonio Rudiger hope emerges

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Chelsea are interested in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde despite not being able to sign him this summer. The Blues, however, are believed to be still hopeful of keeping Antonio Rudiger.

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The transfer buzz around Chelsea is full of interesting layers.

As their contracts end at the close of the season, there are several defenders at the club who are interested in moving away.

Due to the ongoing injuries Thomas Tuchel is experiencing, there are some players that could make an appearance in January.

Moreover, players are being mentioned keeping the summer in view. The Blues will be strengthening again with major-name acquisitions.

Mirror SportThis is your latest Chelsea transfer update. There are rumours that each of these categories might be true.

Kounde would be a great signing for the Blues as a defensive player this summer. Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

Chelsea has ‘not lost sight of’ Kounde

L’Equipe (h/t ExpressHowever, Chelsea are not losing sight of their main defensive goal – Jules Kounde.

The Sevilla man was linked to a move towards the European champions all summer. Although a switch didn’t occur, speculation continues to swirl about his future.

A few defensive reinforcements may be needed ahead of next season. Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen were all out of contract at end of season.

According to the same report, the Blues also want Kounde’s France team-mates Presnel Kmembe and Aurelien Chouameni.

Rudigers are not the only ones who have blue eyes

Sky Deutchsland, (h/t). Sport WitnessChelsea has a chance to tie Rudiger down to new terms.

Recent weeks have seen momentum build around the possibility that the German international could leave the club at the end the season. Real Madrid is interested in his signing. Paris Saint-Germain has been mentioned, as well as Manchester United.

According to the article, Chelsea are “not out of the race”Talks between the club representatives and the player “are to be resumed”This month.

Rudiger has made great progress under Tuchel, and is now considered one of the Premier League’s best centre-backs.

Blues recall Kenedy’s surprise

Kenedy spoke of his shock that he was recalled by Chelsea from Flamengo’s loan on Wednesday.

Marcos Alonso is the natural left wingback with Ben Chilwell out for the rest of the season and Blues transfer goal Lucas Digne signing to Aston Villa.

Kenedy could be a player in that position. Before he returned to London, he spoke with O Dia. Sport Witness).

“I was taken by surprise,”He said. “I found out yesterday (Tuesday) night around 11 pm. Everything was very fast.

“Chelsea signed a contract to Flamengo. They asked me to present myself and I’m presenting myself. Flamengo told me. I’m just fulfilling the contract.”