Sevilla sporting director Monchi has said there has been “no official bid” made for Chelsea target Jules Kounde.

The France international was linked with a move to Tottenham but turned the club down due to their lack of Champions League football.

The Blues swooped in for the centre-back and seemed poised to announce the signing of Kounde, but talks have stalled as the London club look to offload Kurt Zouma.

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Zouma was also rumoured to be part of a deal for Kounde, but these rumours have died down after it was reported the ex-Everton loanee was not interested in a move to Spain.

Personal terms have reportedly been agreed between Kounde and Chelsea over a five-year deal but there is no agreement with Sevilla.

And now Monchi has said: “Many clubs have asked for Kounde.

“Of course there’s interest but no official bid on the table. I don’t know what’s gonna happen… if an important bid arrives, we’ll sell as this is our policy to improve the team.”

Elsewhere, Andy Brassell has said Kounde to Chelsea “would suit all parties” and a deal is “very likely” this summer.

TalkSPORTs European football expert’ claims that the possibility of Kounde joining the Blues “feels a bit like the Jadon Sancho deal” that saw him join Manchester United this summer.

“It’s very likely because for Sevilla, it’s part of their model to make a deal,” Brassell told talkSPORT.

“He’s been there for two years, they paid a lot for him in the first place and a lot of eyebrows were raised when they signed him for £21m.

“Sevilla can get their replacement in Kurt Zouma, who Monchi – the sporting director at Sevilla – has liked for a very long time.

“He’s a player who wouldn’t be accessible to them – so they would get the cash and a high-quality replacement.

“They’re also looking at the possibility of bringing in Jerome Boateng, who is available for free after leaving Bayern Munich.

“The Kounde deal feels a bit like the Jadon Sancho deal, one that would suit all parties – and he’ll become one hell of a player.”

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