Tottenham are reportedly still tracking defender Jules Kounde from Sevilla, while Arsenal and Chelsea also remain keen, according to Transfer Market Web.
Thomas Tuchel’s side reportedly agreed personal terms with the defender in the summer but failed to reach a deal with Sevilla on a move before the transfer deadline.
The La Liga side were reportedly insistent on receiving a fee worth upwards of €80 million (£68.5m), but ultimately, the Blues were not keen on forking out the cash for the Frenchman.
Transfer Market Web claim that last season’s Champions League holders may revive their interest in January but Spurs and Arsenal are also still tracking him, creating a potential three-way London battle for the centre-back.
It was reported that Spurs were turned down by Kounde earlier on in the summer, after he expressed his desire to feature in Europe’s biggest and best competition.
If this is still the case, Chelsea may hold the upper hand with their involvement in defending their Champions League crown likely to provide an extra incentive.
Spurs and Arsenal are currently at a disadvantage in comparison, with the former currently slogging it out in the inaugural Europa Conference League, while the latter missed out on European competition altogether this season.
Spurs Web Opinion
Spurs’ poor season last time out and ultimate lack of Champions League football can make it hard to attract young starlets of Kounde’s calibre, where it is understandable they want to play in the biggest competition in Europe. Hopefully, Spurs can rebound this time and make it back to the big stage to make signing such talent a lot easier.
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