Barcelona Are Reportedly Edging Nearer To Completing The Signing Of Jules Kounde. The France international was said to be close to an agreement with Chelsea as recently as Friday, despite Barcelona not submitting a formal proposal.
Furthermore, the 23-year-old has reached a personal agreement with the Premier League giants, ostensibly leaving legalities to be settled before a formal announcement.
A day later, things were different as Barcelona asked the youngster to exercise patience as they tried to raise the money to make a bid to sign him.
Barcelona Are Reportedly Edging Nearer To Completing The Signing Of Jules Kounde. Kounde did not exhibit any haste when it came to signing the contract, despite it being frequently rumored that Sevilla would like to sell to Chelsea due to a more advantageous offer and a desire to finalize a transfer as quickly as possible.
Transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano argues that the circumstance has become so dire that Chelsea is on the verge of conceding defeat.
Kounde is prepared to accept personal conditions with the La Liga giants, according to Romano, who claims that favorable contacts have been held with the relevant parties.
Unless Kounde has a change of heart, Barcelona is supposedly planning on “a final bid,” which will inevitably stop Chelsea from moving on.
Thomas Tuchel is apparently eager to expand his defensive options for the upcoming season, and Chelsea are prepared to begin looking at other possibilities.
This desire was heightened over the weekend as Tuchel saw his Chelsea team lose to Arsenal 4-0 in a friendly match played in Florida.
Kalidou Koulibaly has already been acquired by Tuchel, but he still needs another player to take the role of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
Kounde is projected to cost around £55 million from Barcelona’s standpoint, however the form of the agreement will probably differ from Chelsea’s proposal.
Despite Barcelona’s persistent financial difficulties, president Joan Laporta has been able to bolster Xavi’s team with a number of well-known players thanks to the sale of a portion of their upcoming television earnings.
Due to Tuchel’s reluctance to lose the club captain, any deal for Kounde may also put an end to Barcelona’s attempts to recruit Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea.