Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly offered two of their players to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, a target for Chelsea and Barcelona.

According to Fichajes, Tottenham Hotspur have offered Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde. Spurs are keen to add a world-class central defender to their ranks and have identified Kounde as a possible signing, although they face stiff competition from Barcelona and Chelsea for his signature.

Kounde has long been on the transfer wishlist for quite a few European giants. Chelsea were among the first clubs to show interest in the Frenchman and were in for him last summer before Sevilla increased their asking price at the last minute.

The Blues have returned for him this summer after losing two of their first-choice centre-backs as free agents. While Antonio Rudiger has joined Real Madrid, Andreas Christensen has moved to Barcelona, who are coincidentally in the market for Kounde as well.

The Blaugrana are eager to add defensive reinforcements and see Kounde as a readymade option, with three years of La Liga experience already under his belt. But Tottenham have now entered the chase as well with the north London giants prepared to offer two of their players to convince Sevilla to sell Kounde.

Giovani Lo Celso could move back to Spain this summer (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Giovani Lo Celso could move back to Spain this summer (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As per the report by Fichajes, Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon and Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso have both been offered to the Andalusian club. Sevilla could be tempted to take Reguilon on board as they have been on the lookout for a left-back this summer. They have also shown interest in the Tottenham defender.

Lo Celso, on the other hand, is eager to seal a permanent return to La Liga after impressing for Unai Emery’s Villarreal on a six-month loan in the second half of the 2021/22 season. The Yellow Submarine are exploring the possibility of permanently signing the Argentine international but could be put off by Tottenham’s asking price of €20-25 million.

However, Sevilla could be a tough nut to crack as they are holding out for an all-cash transfer. As a result, they might decide against accepting Tottenham’s offer. The competition from Chelsea and Barcelona might also deter Spurs as they look to win the race to sign the French international.

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