How long Jules Kounde should be injured with Chelsea still set to sign

France's defender Jules Kounde (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
France's defender Jules Kounde (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Right, let’s waste no time and get down to the most recent news and updates from the Blues sphere. Along with Pride of London’s hopefully intuitive insight. OK, using the meticulously and relentlessly informative Twitter account of Absolute Chelsea for our reference, I shall begin. Firstly, I want to mention Matthijs de Ligt once more. CFC are said to be admirers of the high profile Dutch defender; in fact, according to Corriere dello Sport, the West London club lead a bunch of famous potential suitors for the Juventus centreback. Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester City are interested in de Ligt, if the story is correct.

Next up, from the initial outlet spoken about, is more on wantaway Romelu Lukaku. The former Inter Milan striker wishes for a return to Italy. A latest report goes as far as to claim that Lukaku will go back to London in order to ‘free himself from CFC’. Apparently the unwanted forward aims to ‘devote himself to his summer goal: ‘a return to Inter’. This hearsay also emerged via the Italian company. Details appear to suggest that Inter are even struggling to pay the €25million loan fee demanded by Chels’. Alternatively, the Italians cannot justify the expenditure due to a small budget.

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How long Jules Kounde should be injured out for with Chelsea still set to sign

Briefly, whilst speaking of the Belgium international, there is a potential spanner in the works with his probable I Nerazzurri comeback. You see, the Serie A side may already be in talks to capture ex-Juventus star Paulo Dybala. Dybala announced that he was leaving Juve back in May.

However, Inter reportedly only want one of the attackers. An eventuality which possibly leaves Lukaku out in the cold with respect to both teams, as per DiMarzio.

Pride of London will now detail how long Jules Kounde is set to be injured for, following a hamstring problem which flared versus Croatia. Though that is actually not related here, perhaps.

After the final whistle, manager of France, Didier Deschamps, said his national athlete would undergo surgery tomorrow (Tuesday) because of an affliction suffered ‘several months ago’. Chelsea are, reportedly, still set to sign the Sevilla centreback in spite of the issue.

Nizaar Kinsella of Goal suggests that the Blues remain “on course” to get their man, irrespective of the worrying comments emanating from Deschamps. Kinsella, a reliable journalist, states that the operation is a minor one – but necessary.

The defender could actually be fit and ready again for preseason. Sevilla and the capital club are aware of the situation. Clearly this medical revelation will concern Chels’ recruiting personnel, but it feels as though an agreement will be made regardless.

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The Athletic also declare the procedure ‘routine’, signifying that the transfer is not impacted. A ‘fairly common’ pelvis issue is the reasoning for going under the knife; sustaining these issues regularly sidelines athletes for around four weeks. If you were in Todd Boehly’s or Thomas Tuchel’s shoes, would this update change your mind? Let PoL know on Twitter.