Chelsea ‘ready to understand more about other options’ as Jules Kounde shirt number seems on Barcelona website in front of transfer

    CHELSEA are increasing fed up with the Jules Kounde transfer saga because he gets near moving to Barcelona and will start to explore alternative options, based on reports.

    Kounde, 23, looked in a position to proceed to Chelsea inside a £55million deal before Barca swooped in in the last second and hijacked the transfer.

    Chelsea are beginning to accept they will not sign Jules Kounde


    Chelsea are starting to simply accept they’re not going to sign Jules KoundeCredit: Getty

    Chelsea have apparently lost all hope of getting Kounde towards the club following a shirt together with his name on was available to buy temporarily on Barcelona’s website.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano is claiming the LaLiga club are becoming nearer to finishing the move for that center-back.

    He states positive talks were held today with personal terms being fully agreed.

    Barcelona and Sevilla simply need to iron out some small details concerning the fee and also the switch ought to be completed soon.

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    The Blues are turning their focus on other center-backs for example Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe.

    Additionally they hold a desire for RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol.

    Chelsea were wishing to usher in another two center-backs this summer time after signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli but have obtained set backs in moves for players for example Nathan Ake.

    Thomas Tuchel’s side take some extra defensive reinforcements after losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid correspondingly.

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    The club were also likely to offload captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso to Barca but have apparently become bitter in the Catalan side once they stole the Kounde deal.

    Speculation suggests they are refusing to work together.

    Barca have spent heavily this summer time despite financial problems getting signed Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.

    For Chelsea, Todd Boehly has handed Tuchel a significant plan for transfer and they’ve already splashed £50million from it on England star Raheem Sterling within their greatest incoming this summer time.


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