Chelsea face potential heartbreak on a second successive transfer goal with Jules Kounde set to snub the Blues for Barcelona. Reports in Spain suggest the Catalan giants have agreed a take care of Sevilla and the Frenchman has now agreed personal terms with Barca ahead of his impending switch to Camp Nou.
Chelsea were the firm favourites for Kounde earlier this week once they tabled a proposal price £55m but Sevilla are still yet to simply accept their offer as frustrations grow in west London.
As a substitute, the Andalusian club have been encouraging Barcelona to make their move as a part of their plan to encourage an auction nevertheless it seems Kounde would now favour a move to Barcelona over joining Chelsea.
SPORT in Spain now report Barca have agreed a deal price an initial £42.5m plus £9m in add-ons because the deal continues to collect pace.
Their £51.5m offer is price barely lower than the cash presented by Chelsea nevertheless it seems Sevilla are prepared to maneuver ahead with the transfer, which still satisfies their valuation of the defender.
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The Chelsea boss was handed a concerning reality check on Saturday night when his side were thrashed 4-0 by Arsenal in Orlando and now he might be forced to explore alternative targets along with his former PSG player Presnel Kimpembe one in all the names of interest.
Crisis-hit Bordeaux are in line to receive 20 per cent of any fee Sevilla secure for Kounde and Barcelona at the moment are seeking to close the deal inside a matter of days.
Barca president Joan Laporta had recently played down his side’s interest within the France international, claiming Kounde was set to sign for Chelsea but now the Catalan giants look poised to hijack the deal.
Chelsea aren’t set to return to London following their pre-season tour of america.
It’s claimed Tuchel is keen for Chelsea to boost their offer upon arrival to fend off Barcelona however the La Liga giants at the moment are within the ascendancy.
Xavi is alleged to have promised Kounde that he will probably be an integral a part of his side moving forward as they give the impression of being to dethrone Real Madrid next season.
Barcelona are expected to supply Kounde a lucrative four-year contract, which could even be signed in the approaching days.
Chelsea had been seeking to sign Nathan Ake before Manchester City decided the Dutchman will remain on the Etihad Stadium.