Chelsea’s move for Jules Kounde has hit obstacles as it occurredned Kurt Zouma is unwilling to join Sevilla as part of the £50million deal.
Blues chief Marina Granovskaia and Sevilla director of football Monchi will hold further discussions today with a view to deciding the deal for Kounde.
However, Chelsea defender Zouma was giving severe consideration to rejecting to be used as a makeweight in the feats to land Kounde on Thursday night, a strategy that would result in a crucial stumbling block.
Chelsea center back Zouma prefers to stay in the Premier League, preferably London.
It was revealed on Thursday that West Ham are interested in Zouma and are in conversations over a £20million move.
As it sits, Zouma’s preferencekh is to move across the capital to join the Hammers ahead of next campaign.
The Blues want to use Zouma in the bargain to bring Kounde to Stamford Bridge but his position now poses a major problem.
It stays to be seen whether Zouma can be convinced to change his mind.
Sevilla tags Kounde at roughly £50million and Zouma’s expected inclusion in the deal would have lowered the financial difficulty on Chelsea.