Chelsea are set to revive their interest in Jules Kounde during the January transfer window if Sevilla lower their asking price back to around €50 million, where the two clubs almost found an agreement this summer, sources have told ESPN.

At the start of the summer, Sevilla were insisting any interested clubs had to meet Kounde's €80m buyout clause but that stance softened as the window wore on.

After having at least two offers rejected — one of which included Kurt Zouma, who has since joined West Ham United, as part of a player-plus-cash exchange — Chelsea were close to striking a deal in the region of €50m plus add-ons, as ESPN reported on Aug. 26.