Chelsea have performed admirably in this summer’s transfer window. The Blues have signed Marcus Bettinelli, Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez to join Thomas Tuchel’s already impressive roster. The German coach may have missed a few goals but he will be content with the abundance of talent that is available to him.
ChelseaHowever, he failed to secure a deal with Seville for the services of Jules Kounde, leaving the French frustrated. The Blues plan to storm Serie A for a midfielder next summer as well.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at Chelsea’s top transfer stories on September 2, 2021.
Jules Kounde is frustrated after missing the move to Stamford Bridge
Jules Kounde is angry at Sevilla for blocking his proposed move to Chelsea The express.
The Frenchman is so frustrated with the situation that he ignores calls from Seville’s sporting director Monchi and coach Julen Lopetegui. The Blues were dying to get Kounde to Stamford Bridge after watching him all summer.
The Premier League giants were ready to pay £ 47m for the Frenchman, but Sevilla changed their stance in the final week of the transfer window, calling for their full release clause instead. That put Chelsea on their backfoot and forced them to end their pursuit of the player.
Kounde was not in Seville’s squad for the trip to Elche last weekend. It increased the Frenchman’s frustration, and the failed move then added to his suffering. Interestingly, while serving with France, Kounde received a red card for a foul on Sead Kolasinac on Wednesday during qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Chelsea plan to target Franck Kessie next summer
Chelsea plan to sign Franck Kessie next summer The Hard Tackle on Calciomercato.
The current contract of the Ivorian with AC Milan ends in summer 2022, negotiations on an extension have not progressed. The Blues are closely monitoring developments in San Siro and want to lure the player into the Premier League next year.
Londoners are ready to offer Kessie a deal worth 7 to 8 million euros per year with no bonuses, while Milan is only offering the player 7 million euros per year. That could help turn the tide in Chelsea’s favor. However, the Blues for Kessie’s services are expected to face competition from Tottenham Hotspur.
Lokomotiv Moscow signs Faustino Anjorin on loan
Chelsea star Faustino Anjorin has loaned Lokomotiv Moscow for one season Confirmed.
The youngster came to the blues in 2008 as a seven-year-old and stood out for his advances in youth. Thomas Tuchel would have liked to keep the talented midfielder at the club. However, since the chances in the first team are hard to come by, the German has decided to loan Anjorin.
Anjorin has only appeared five times for Chelsea since making his debut in 2019. Lokomotiv Moscow has a £ 17m option to buy the player at the end of his loan period. However, Chelsea added a £ 34m buyback clause to the deal.