Chelsea still targeting Sevilla defender Jules Koundé

Chelsea could make another approach for Sevilla defender Jules Koundé in January, according to ESPN.

The Premier League club tried to sign the 23-year-old at the end of the summer transfer window with an offer of €50 million, which Sevilla declined.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel remains keen on the French international. His clause is €80 million, but Sevilla could let the player leave for a lower fee once sporting director Monchi has signed a replacement.

The La Liga club are now willing to negotiate a fee between €50 million and €60 million for a player with two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract.

One defender on Monchi’s list is Lille centre-back Sven Botman. Botman, who is 1.95m tall, has returned to action in recent weeks after almost two months on the sidelines with a groin injury.

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