Chelsea are to sign more centre backs following the arrival of Senegalese Kolidou Koulibaly as a replacement for Antonio Rudiger with Tuchel keen on adding another highly rated star as his potential partner.
With Cesar Azpilicueta as well on his exit, the London based heavyweights are considering to solidify their backline, something which fans have been longing for a while.
Having been linked with the likes of Nathan Ake, and Presnel Kimbepe, the Blues have now found a perfect target to bolster their defence line as per reports.
According to the Express Sport, Chelsea are close to signing Barca’s target Jules Kounde with the 23 year old French defender keen on landing at Stamford Bridge.
Todd Boehly is hopeful of completing the deal this week as he’s set to beat Barcelona to the deal after hijacking their EPL target Raphinha who didn’t want to leave for Chelsea and instead opted for Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, Tuchel has been advised to sign West Ham’s ace Jarrod Bowen as Timo Werner’s replacement by ex-chelsea star.