“Good counterpart for Enzo Fernandez” – Journalist hints exciting Chelsea assertion on £27m target
Chelsea has a list of potential midfielders for the upcoming transfer window, and Kouadio Kone is among the top candidates. Despite already spending significant amounts on transfers in the last two windows, Chelsea seems determined to continue strengthening their squad.
Kouadio Kone is currently a highly sought-after midfielder in Europe, with PSG and Newcastle having shown interest in him in the past. However, Borussia Monchengladbach, who are looking to rebuild their team, have set his asking price at £27m after rejecting a £31m bid from Newcastle last summer.
Despite the significant interest in Kouadio Kone, Borussia Monchengladbach is not under any pressure to sell the young midfielder, as his contract expires in 2025, with the option for an extension for another year. Chelsea has also been linked with Kone, who has admitted to supporting the club since he was young. However, if Kone were to move to Stamford Bridge, it might be challenging for him to break into the team with several established midfielders already in the squad.
Journalist Simon Phillips has confirmed that Kone is among the midfielders Chelsea is considering for the summer transfer window, but he did not indicate if Chelsea is actively pursuing him.
Journalist Simon Phillips has confirmed that Chelsea is still interested in Kouadio Kone and views him as a potential partner for Enzo Fernandez and a long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante. Kone is one of the midfielders on Chelsea’s shortlist for the summer transfer window, and the club is closely monitoring his performance.
Kone has been a crucial player for Borussia Monchengladbach this season, having played more minutes in the Bundesliga than any other player on the team, despite being only 21 years old. He has also shown his talent in passing, with 129 progressive passes this season, which is the sixth-best in the league. Additionally, he is capable of breaking up play, having won several duels, with only Jude Bellingham ahead of him in this regard.