The summer transfer target of Chelsea Jules Kounde is looking not to accept offers coming from Chelsea but instead is looking more confident to sway a move to Barcelona this summer.
Xavi has been on the lookout for a defensive reinforcement and Kounde is the best option he has now this will strike Chelsea below the belt as they are looking to lose the only Ruidiger replacement they seem to have in close grasp before now.
This new development is bellowing down on the club as Tuchel is running out of options for a potential replacement for Ruidiger.
Barcelona’s interest in Kounde is as a result of the moving career of Pique and they need a good replacement for him the Sevilla classy defender could be the option they have for now also the fact that he has had a very prosperous season with Sevilla and also his country France.
But Kounde will prioritise joining Barcelona instead of Chelsea this summer, handing the Blues a blow in his pursuit. But Sevilla’s €90 million price tag could throw a spanner in the works for Barcelona unless they successfully offer a part-exchange deal to land the youngster. Meanwhile, Chelsea will now have an uphill task to secure the services of Kounde this summer, even if they are ready to pay €90 million.