Jules Kounde is keeping out for a shift to Barcelona in spite of Chelsea achieving an agreement with Sevilla above a offer to indicator him, according to stories.
Chelsea have been linked with Kounde for more than a calendar year and reportedly agreed personalized conditions with the French defender previous summer season.
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On the other hand, they could not agree a payment with Sevilla – who have now lessened their asking rate.
The Blues are going through stiff competitors from Barcelona, with the player imagined to be in favour of a transfer to the Nou Camp.
Just after battling in their negotiations with Sevilla in 2021, Chelsea now have a ‘verbal settlement in place’ and are in ‘advanced talks’ to ‘finalise’ the transfer.
This report arrived soon ahead of information broke that Kounde had not travelled with Sevilla in advance of their pre-season pleasant versus Sporting Lisbon on Sunday.
When anything appeared in place for the 23-calendar year-previous to finally entire his shift to Chelsea, it has due to the fact been uncovered by Samuel Silva that the defender has manufactured the conclusion to satisfy up with his teammates in Portugal.
And in accordance to Ben Jacobs, Barcelona truly feel they now have time on their facet as they prepare a bid.
Jacobs adds that Kounde is open to becoming a member of both club, while it is unclear if Barca can match Sevilla’s valuation.
Just after getting rid of out on Raphinha to the Catalan club, Chelsea ‘did not want’ to listen to that Kounde has made the decision versus teaching on his have whilst his teammates were being in Lagos.
Sevilla have always mentioned they will listen to Barcelona if a bid is made quickly. #CFC have not wavered in their self confidence mainly because they know Sevilla’s desire is to sell to them. But Kounde travelling with the team is not what Chelsea desired.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 21, 2022
In addition, Spanish radio station Cope (by means of Metro) have documented that Kounde has ‘decided to wait’ and see if a go to Barca will materialise, with talks amongst the two clubs now underway.
Really should a move for Kounde drop by means of, Chelsea are also interested in RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol and Paris-Saint Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe.
The Blues are ‘in talks’ with PSG in excess of a transfer in the meantime, their pursuit of Gvardiol is a bit more complicated offered the truth he is only one particular calendar year into his 5-calendar year contract with the Bundesliga facet.
The Premier League facet done the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli for all over £34m past week, though Thomas Tuchel is eager to even further enhance his backline following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.