‘First thing they’ll do’ – Reporter drops big Chelsea complaint involving Rudiger and Christensen

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will make the signing of Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde a priority when the transfer window reopens this summer, according to a reporter. Paul Brown.


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Kounde is a long-term target for the German but he hasn’t been able to welcome him to Stamford Bridge since taking over more than 12 months ago.

What is the latest news about Koundé?

Athletic have revealed that Tuchel has already drawn up a shortlist of three summer targets despite the winter window closing just a few days ago.

The report suggests Kounde is among those names, along with West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice and Monaco ace Aurelien Tchouameni.

Tuchel clearly admires 23-year-old Kounde as he came close to securing the services of the seven-cap France international last summer.

Chelsea failed to meet the centre-back’s £66.5million release clause and were unable to agree a deal by the August deadline.

Spanish outlet AS claimed that Tuchel was preparing a new offer for Kounde last week but a move didn’t materialise.

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What did Paul Brown say about Koundé?

Brown believes Tuchel is hoping to strike a deal that will bring Kounde to Stamford Bridge at the start of the summer transfer window.

The journalist understands that the 48-year-old is still a huge fan of the Frenchman despite already being frustrated in his efforts to bond with the Sevilla man.

He believes the future of centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen could play a key role in Tuchel’s decision on his deals.

Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “I think once it’s clear what Rudiger and Christensen want to do, that’s probably the first thing they’ll do this summer.”

Why are there question marks over Rudiger and Christensen’s future?

Rudiger’s £100,000-a-week contract is due to expire in less than five months.

Although Tuchel has revealed he is confident the 28-year-old will dedicate his long-term future to West Londoners, Rudiger has generated plenty of interest.

It is understood that Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus opened talks with the German shortly after the turn of the year as he is now able to sign a pre-deal. contract with foreign clubs.

Fellow centre-half Christensen could also be in his final months at Stamford Bridge as his £80,000-a-week deal expires this summer.

Bayern Munich have already expressed interest in the Dane, while German outlet Bild have suggested Borussia Dortmund have made him a prime target.