Crazybola.com – Jules Kunde had been heavily linked with a potential move to Chelsea over the summer, but the transfer ultimately failed to materialize when Sevilla prevented his move because there was no agreement on a transfer fee.
The transfer of Jules Kunde to Chelsea was deliberately prevented by the Sevilla board, as manager Julen Lopetegui admits, because the Champions League champions offered less than the Andalusian asking price.
The France international defender has become a key transfer target for management The Blues in the transfer market this summer because he considered that he had great prospects in the future, and to realize his transfer, the West London giants were even willing to sell Kurt Zouma to West Ham.
Unfortunately until the transfer deadline, no agreement has materialized between the two parties as Sevilla are determined to maintain the Rp 1.35 trillion release clause for the 22-year-old, while Chelsea are offering far below that figure.
According to extensive reports, The Blues only willing to offer IDR 844 billion for Jules Kunde and refused to increase their offer until the transfer deadline, which ultimately caused the agreement to fail to materialize between the two parties.
Now Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has confirmed that the club’s board have halted the transfer of their mainstay centre-back because Chelsea did not offer them sufficient sums of money to convince them to sell the France international.
Talk to Diario de Seville, he said, “Kounde in the end stayed because the club had decided it was the right thing to do based on an evaluation of the offers they might have. For me, as a coach, Jules remains positive. With the developments he’s had in these two years, it’s positive, without a doubt.”