Chelsea FC will make a fresh move for Jules Kounde in January if Sevilla are willing to lower their transfer demands, ESPN reports.
The centre-back was a prime target for the Blues this summer, but they were unable to strike a deal.
The Blues were willing to pay around 50 million euros, but Sevilla were eyeing at least 65 million euros.
Thomas Tuchel’s side did not make a renewed approach for the France international.
It has since been reported that Kounde has been left disappointed by the transfer decision.
He had reportedly agreed personal terms with the Blues over a five-year contract in advance.
The London giants could try again for him in January only if Sevilla are willing to lower their demands.
The Blues are unlikely to up their previous bid. It remains to be seen whether Sevilla will sanction a deal.
They may be reluctant to lose Kounde midway through the season if they are firmly in the title race.
A mid-season departure may also depend on them landing a suitable replacement from the transfer market.
They were heavily fancied to sign Lille’s Sven Botman as Kounde’s successor last month.