Tuchel confirms Chelsea tried to sign Kounde before transfer window closed

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The Blues ultimately fell short in their pursuit of Sevilla’s France international, but did sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed his side aimed to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde prior to the close of the summer transfer window.

The Blues ultimately failed to prise the 22-year-old away from Sevilla, with the Liga side holding on to their highly-rated France international.

Chelsea did manage one deadline-day addition from Spain, signing Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid on loan.


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