Chelsea have been looking at centre-backs for this summer's transfer window amid the news that both Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are on their way out of Stamford Bridge.
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Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has been told that once a takeover of Chelsea is complete, he will be one of the first signings through the door at Stamford Bridge.
In the event, Sevilla held out to secure a 1-1 draw but missed out on the chance to close to within three points of leaders Real Madrid.
Whether Chelsea could pull off a transfer remains the question, considering the sanctions are still in place.
Chelsea are said to have made Jules Kounde a 'top defensive target' this summer as they eye a replacement for Antonio Rudiger, according to reports.