JULES KOUNDE is reportedly planning to move into Romelu Lukaku's vacant house when he becomes a Chelsea player.

The defender is closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge after the Blues agreed a £55million fee with Sevilla.

And according to Goal he could move into Lukaku's home, which is empty following the striker's return to Inter Milan on loan.

Kounde may need to tie up an agreement with Lukaku soon as his switch to Chelsea is imminent.

The Frenchman has even been left out of Sevilla's pre-season tour of Portugal.

The 23-year-old also said farewell to Sevilla fans after leaving the club's training ground on Wednesday.

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SunSport exclusively revealed Kounde is due to undergo a medical after a fee was agreed, with the France international set for a mammoth salary of more than £10m per year.

Kounde is believed to be in contact with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and could join the Blues' US tour.

He is set to be Chelsea's third summer arrival and the second centre-back signing after Kalidou Koulibaly.

That pair are set to take the place of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, who left earlier this summer.

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Chelsea first registered an interest in Kounde last summer but could not agree a fee with Sevilla.

Barcelona then attempted to hijack a move and bid £51million, but Chelsea have won the race for his signature.

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