Chelsea open talks with Sevilla over signing of France defender Koundé

  * The centre-back has a release clause of €80m * Frenchman keen to play Champions League footballChelsea have opened talks with Sevilla over the signing of Jules Koundé, having made the French centre-back their top defensive target this summer. Koundé is considered one of the best central defenders in La Liga and was part of the France squad for the European Championship this summer. The 22-year-old has a release clause of €80m (£68.4m) and is open to a move to England as he is keen to play in the Champions League next season. The two clubs have commenced negotiations, although Chelsea are not prepared to pay the release clause. Continue reading... .. Full story on 

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