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On the Jules Kounde subject

Chelsea have decided that they will sign a Premier League-proven central defender to partner main transfer priority Jules Kounde in defense for 2022/23, according to reports, as Josko Gvardiol and Kalidou Koulibaly amongst others learn their fate.

Of course, the Blues still have a battle on their hands for Kounde with Barcelona also hoping to sign the French international in spite of their financial woes. However, it is understood that Chelsea are still the overwhelming favorites to land the 23-year-old with more progression on the deal expected in the next week, if the latest reports in the European media are to be believed.

football.london understands that at least two center-half signings are on the agenda for Boehly this summer, who looks set to act as a temporary sporting director amid links to Michael Edwards andAndrea Berta following Marina Granovskaia’s exit. The identity of the second target remains up in the air with many of the European elite being linked; the likes of Koulibaly, Gvardiol, Matthijs De Ligt, Presnel Kimpembe and others have all been named as potential candidates.

But it’s options closer to home that are reportedly to be given priority as Kounde’s new defensive partner according to TalkChelsea. Apparently, Chelsea want to sign a player with Premier League experience to partner the Sevilla star in defense.

Read on here.

Chelsea want to sign Premier League center-half to partner Kounde in 2022/23 (Image: (Photo by Jose Breton / Pics Action / NurPhoto via Getty Images))

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