Louis Saha won’t be surprised if European champions Chelsea signSevilla defender Jules Kounde as the replacement for outgoing German international Antonio Rudiger. Ex-Roma star Rudiger is on his way out of Chelsea after failing to agree a new deal with the club. Speaking after the 1-0 victory at home to 10-man West Ham United in a Premier League London Derby encounter played on Sunday, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel told reporters that Rudiger will leave the club when his contract expires this summer as he said the centre back has communicated his decision to leave to him.

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Louis Saha talked about the potential replacement for Rudiger in a chat with Gambling Deals as he said that compatriot Kounde could be the man to replace him at Stamford Bridge and that the Frenchman has shown his status as a quality central defender while playing for Spanish La Liga club Sevilla and the French national team. Kounde was a regular in the France squad as they won the UEFA Nations League title last year and also qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar.

Louis Saha is certain that Kounde would love to test himself in the Premier League and that he could fill the gap left by Rudiger at the end of this season.

Various reports in the media claim that Rudiger has agreed a deal to sign for incoming Spanish champions Real Madrid. Trusted Italian journalist tweeted with his official Twitter account about Rudiger on Thursday as he said that the free transfer signing of the German won’t be announced until the end of the season. He added that Real Madrid have given Rudiger a four-year deal until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Rudiger is a key player for Thomas Tuchel having been instrumental in their Champions League title triumph last season. Chelsea fans would be hoping they can find a replacement as good as the German.

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