Sevilla coach, Julien Lopetegui has opened up on why Chelsea move for Jules Kounde did not materialize.
Chelsea and Sevilla almost agreed a deal for Kounde but the deal failed to go through at the last minute.
“Kounde in the end has stayed because the club has decided that it was the right thing to do based on the evaluation of the offers they may have had,’ the Sevilla head coach told Diario de Sevilla.
‘For me, as a coach, that Jules stays is positive.
‘With the evolution he has had in these two years, it is positive, without any doubt.
Chelsea sold Zouma to West Ham because of a “gentleman” agreement they had with Sevilla as regards Kounde.
The Blues will hope to go back for the French defender in the January transfer window.