Jules Kounde ‘absolutely furious at Sevilla for not selling it to Chelsea’ and ‘refusing calls from manager Julen Lopetegui and football director Monchi’
- Chelsea were keen to sign Jules Koude in a deal worth around £43million
- But despite reports of an agreed deal, Sevilla have reportedly increased their asking price
- The French international has an escape clause in his £67m deal
- The Blues pulled out after failing to raise their bid
Jules Kounde has reportedly been left ‘absolutely furious’ at his club Sevilla after his failed summer move to Chelsea.
The Blues were eager to add the highly regarded defender to their ranks during the transfer window, but saw their efforts rejected by the Spanish side.
According to the The Spanish Football PodcastThe French international is absolutely furious at the club for not selling him to Chelsea. Apparently he doesn’t answer the phone from football director Monchi or his manager Julen Lopetegui.
Sevilla defender Jules Koude saw a potential Chelsea move collapse late in the window
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel was eager to add the highly regarded defender to his roster
Monchi revealed on the day of the transfer deadline that although his side had received an offer from the Blues a week earlier, it had been turned down by the club.
“Chelsea’s only written, formal offer came around 5 p.m. last Wednesday,” Monchi said.
“We were not happy with the offer and it was linked to the sale of a player by Chelsea. It was a decent fee, but it didn’t meet our criteria.
“We haven’t spoken to Chelsea since Friday night. We all decided it was best that Jules didn’t travel to Elche. It is normal for players to be affected by news of any kind. Last year he had the interest of City and now Chelsea this year.’
Kounde is now reportedly furious with Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui (left) and football director Monchi after his failed transfer to the European champions.
Kounde was sent off to France on Wednesday night with an outright red card in their World Cup qualifier with Bosnia and Herzegovina
Earlier in the window, it was reported that the clubs had struck a deal worth £42.7million and that it was just a matter of agreement with the player on a possible transfer.
However, reports emerged that Sevilla was raising their asking price towards the 22-year-old’s £67million release clause, which the European champions were unwilling to comply with.
All of Kunde’s frustrations seemed to spill over onto the pitch on Wednesday night as he was sent off to France in their World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kounde was shown a red card 51 minutes into the 1-1 draw for a dangerous tackle on Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac.