Chelsea are assured of finishing a transfer for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde, talkSPORT understands.
The European champions are in superior talks with Seville and Kounde’s representatives over a £43m deal.
This represents a big discount of the £68million launch clause in his contract.
If the Blues can get the deal over the road, it would take their spending to round £140million.
Their huge cash signing was to carry Romelu Lukaku again to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5million switch.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet hit the bottom operating within the Premier League as they received their opening two video games.
Lukaku scored on his second debut for the membership and look an actual risk for the title.
Including Kounde would add some critical depth to a defence that’s already powerful to play in opposition to.
The France defender’s arrival is more likely to see Kurt Zouma depart, with West Ham the likeliest vacation spot.
talkSPORT’s Jim White gave an replace on the present state of affairs on Tuesday.
He stated: “A deal is in place between the 2 golf equipment, Chelsea and West Ham, for £30million however his private phrases is a stumbling block.
“There’s a plan B in place for a defender and the whole lot is in place for that to occur.”
Switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano reported that ‘the deal is hazard’ with the principle subject surrounding brokers.
Regardless of their large outlay on signings, Chelsea have managed to boost vital sums by promoting fringe gamers.
Tammy Abraham joined Roma for £34million, Fikayo Tomori moved to AC Milan for £24million and Victor Moses headed to Spartak Moscow for £4.5million.
If Zouma’s switch goes by means of, it’s more likely to imply round £90million is raised in participant gross sales.
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