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Kounde had an operation on his groin on Tuesday after coming off at half-time during France’s Nations League defeat by Croatia in Paris.
The surgery, however, was understood to be pre-planned as the defender has been managing an ongoing issue.
It is hoped Kounde could make a full recovery within a month or so and the injury is not expected to impact a potential switch to Chelsea.
The Blues are very keen on the 23-year-old and have been pursuing his signature for well over a year.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants to bolster his defence and has identified Kounde as one of his top targets.
Sevilla are ready to sanction a sale, which is expected to be in the region of £50million, and the player wants to move to Stamford Bridge.
Strengthening the heart of their defence is a priority for Chelsea this summer as both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have left the club following the expiry of their respective contracts.