On a personal level, at least, the centre-back appears keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, an element which was missing in Tottenham’s bid to sign the player.
The fact that Tuchel masterminded a supberb Champions League triumph last season would certainly have helped sway the defender’s decision.
Chelsea’s ambition in the transfer market, reportedly chasing Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku, should also encourage Kounde in terms of where they are attempting to get to.
If the deal goes through as expected, it would be the third time that the Blues have swooped in to steal a seemingly Tottenham-bound star in recent years.
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