Chelsea face Jules Kounde competition as Eden Hazard tipped for transfer

Chelsea will reportedly face competition from Manchester United in their attempts to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla after failing to prise him away over the summer

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Chelsea v Burnley: Match in Pictures

Chelsea fans will still be wondering how their team didn’t beat Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League.

The Blues were extremely profligate with their chances in front of goal, missing a number of clear opportunities against the Clarets.

It allowed the visitors to snatch a point, with Matej Vydra’s late goal equalising Kai Havertz’s fine first-half header.

Manager Thomas Tuchel will lament not having at least one of Romelu Lukaku or Timo Werner fit for the game, as the end scoreline would have likely been a whole lot different.

The match may also prompt Tuchel into thinking about potential January additions, especially if the two forwards are slow coming back to full fitness.

Chelsea missed out on Jules Kounde in the summer and now have added competition

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United to compete for Kounde

According to AS (h/t Metro ), Manchester United are ready to compete with Chelsea for the signing of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

The France international was linked with the Blues throughout the summer, although a deal for the centre-back never came to fruition.

In the report, it’s suggested United’s struggles at the back may prompt them into moving for another defender, despite the acquisition of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid in the summer and the world-record fee paid for Harry Maguire in 2019.

Wilshere tips Hazard for Newcastle

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes Chelsea legend Eden Hazard would be an excellent signing for Newcastle United in January.

Hazard has struggled with injuries since leaving Chelsea for Los Blancos in 2019 and has been linked with a move away.

Hazard’s time in Madrid has been ravaged by injury issues.

Wilshere believes newly-monied Newcastle would represent an exciting next step for the Belgium international.

“Eden Hazard is another level, but I think Eden would love playing for a manager like Eddie Howe [at Newcastle],” he said, per TalkSport (h/t Metro ) “He’s the type of manager you want to play for.”

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Saul’s focus is on Chelsea

According to the Daily Telegraph , Saul Niguez will use the international break to try and thrust himself back into contention at Chelsea.

Since moving on loan from Atletico Madrid, the midfielder has only played 48 minutes of Premier League football and there has been some speculation about the Blues potentially terminating the deal.

However, according to the report the 26-year-old does not want to return to Atletico and is ready to battle for a spot in the team.

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