Jules Kounde has reportedly been left livid that his proposed transfer to Chelsea by no means materialised through the summer season switch window and he has been ignoring calls from Sevilla supervisor Julen Lopetegui and director of soccer Monchi.
The 22-year-old was clear that he needed to depart Sevilla over the summer season however the La Liga aspect had been additionally clear that he wouldn’t be offered cheaply.
The Blues made and supply of €50m (£42.8m), however this was nowhere close to what the Spanish aspect needed for the defender, with an asking worth nearer to €80m (£68.5m) on his head.
Whereas one other bid was a risk on switch deadline day it by no means got here to move and Kounde will stay with Sevilla at the least till January.
The Frenchman has reportedly not taken this significantly nicely, with the Spanish Football Podcast reporting that he is ‘livid’ over the state of affairs and has been ignoring calls from the Sevilla hierarchy in consequence.
Monchi was very open in regards to the course of, saying Kounde was eager to affix Chelsea however they merely didn’t produce an appropriate supply for him.
‘Most of [the approaches were] rejected by the participant himself however there was a membership that he preferred, which was Chelsea,’ he mentioned earlier this week.
‘The primary and solely formal supply was final Wednesday, round 5 within the afternoon, with an quantity that didn’t fulfill our wishes and conditional on Chelsea promoting a participant.
‘It was an essential supply, contemplating the present world the place there are such a lot of hardships, nevertheless it didn’t meet our calls for, circumstances, or portions.
‘I spoke to the participant’s agent a while in the past as a result of the extra time that handed, the tougher it could be for him to depart. We put as a deadline the 20th, and we prolonged that to the 25th.
‘We responded with a counter-offer with a deadline of final Friday evening (the 27th) they usually haven’t responded. Since then there was no contact. Chelsea’s formal supply, Sevilla’s formal response, however nothing else.’
Kounde presumably displayed some frustration taking part in for France on Wednesday when he was proven a straight purple card for a stunning problem on Sead Kolasinac within the conflict with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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