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
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.