One centre back whom Chelsea have a chance of signing is Jules Koundé of Sevilla, despite the exorbitant finances that would be involved in the deal.
The 22-year-old has already spoken of his desire to switch clubs this summer, and he has once again reiterated that he may want to leave the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in the upcoming transfer window.
“I may have to change clubs this summer. I have not decided anything.”
“My goal is, one day, to evolve into a great club to always try to progress, win trophies. To be able to start the season each year by telling yourself that the goal is win a particular trophy. I might have to move, but that’s not relevant today.”
-Jules Kounde; source: Goal
Meanwhile, one Chelsea target who is now officially unavailable is David Alaba, who has always looked destined for Real Madrid and now that has been officially announced as well.
Official Announcement: Alaba.#RealMadrid | #WelcomeAlaba— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) May 28, 2021
After spending 13 years with Bayern Munich, Alaba departed the Allianz Arena as a free agent, and has now signed a 5-year deal with the Los Blancos.
Alaba will be reportedly earning quite an exorbitant wage at the Santiago Bernabeu — hello Mr. Florentino Perez, what happened to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? — and it is no wonder that Chelsea did not make a concerted effort to sign the 28-year-old.
That's €25m p.a. gross, or £412k per week in PL terms.— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) May 28, 2021
Bayern had offered €16m p.a. gross.
It's an absolute mystery why Real Madrid (and Barcelona) are in financial trouble. https://t.co/eQHWmf7Btp