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After reportedly snubbing Tottenham, £68m man's move collapses at last minute on deadline day

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After snubbing Tottenham Hotspur, Jules Kounde never did get his move after failing to seal a deal to Chelsea on deadline day.

Rejecting Spurs

Spurs pushed to sign Kounde early on in the transfer window, but he reportedly turned their approach down, as per as report from Marca.

Kounde was said to want a move to a Champions League club at that stage of the window.

Chelsea then emerged as potential suitors for the centre-back, but Sevilla proved to be reluctant sellers.

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Chelsea were not prepared to meet Kounde’s release clause of £68 million (BBC Sport) and ultimately the move fell through at the very last minute, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.

Kounde now faces the prospect of spending the rest of the year at Sevilla – which is hardly a disaster, but may be a slight disappointment for the 22-year-old, who appeared to have his eyes on a big move.

Tottenham sign Romero

Tottenham, meanwhile, failed to land the two central defenders who they wanted.

Spurs did sign Cristian Romero, but were originally thought to be trying to chase two centre-backs.

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Nuno’s need for defenders may have been reduced though, as Spurs have started the season very well.

Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez’s form has been strong, with Tottenham the only team not to concede a goal in the Premier League over their first three outings.

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