Kounde will be allowed to join Chelsea when his £60m price tag is met
La Liga outfit club Sevilla will only allow Jules Kounde to leave the club when Chelsea fully activate his €65 million buy-out clause.
Thomas Tuchel is keen to boost his backline ahead of the new season following the departure of Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid.
Chelsea is believed to recruit France International Kounde to replace the German center-back.
Kounde has been a target for the Blues since last summer, and the London club are firm that a deal to bring the defender to Stamford Bridge could be possible this summer.
The center-back has openly confirm his desire to play for Chelsea, and it is expected that the Blues will officially make their first bid when sanctions are lifted.
Jules Kounde still remains Chelsea No.1 target to replace Rudiger, but the Blues will have to cough around €65m to sign him.