Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Chelsea are prepared to use Kurt Zouma as part of a money-plus player swap deal to land Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.

Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for Kounde with Gianluca di Marzio having reported that the North Londoners had previously reached an agreement with the La Liga outfit consisting of a €30m (£25.5m) offer plus Davinson Sanchez 

The French international was said to have made it clear that it was his preference to join a club who could ofer him Champions League football (ABC).

Romano claimed that Kounde has agreed personal terms, along with a five-year contract with Chelsea and the deal could go through in the next few hours or days following advanced talks.

The move could also have added implications for Tottenham’s transfer activity this summer, with Romano having previously suggested that Zouma was part of the club’s ‘Plan b’ scenario if they failed to land Atalanta’s Cristian Romero.

SpursWeb Opinion

If Tottenham fail to sign one of Romero or Kounde, it would not be met with widespread criticism by the North London faithful.

The club’s hunt for a new central defender is dragging on somewhat, with the new season less than three weeks away from kicking off.   Having sold Toby Alderweireld yesterday, we’re currently left with Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon and Eric Dier as our central defensive options.

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