Chelsea have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Jules Kounde after Barcelona made a transfer decision
Kounde is a player that has been in the media alot over the past few weeks as he is seen as the perfect replacement for Antonio Rudiger at the club after the German left the club for Real Madrid
He is quick – strong – good with the ball and very good in the air despite the fact he is not the biggest of central defenders – and it has been constantly claimed that he is desperate to sign for the club as quick as he can
However – there has been some late speculation that Barcelona are ready to swoop in and offer the Frenchman a move to the Camp Nou believing that he would be very interested in staying in the Spanish League
Sevilla want £51m for the centre-back, which is a price Barca are reluctant to pay and with Sevilla refusing to budge, Barca have pulled the plug on negotiations, according to Marca.
Which means that Chelsea will have the all clear to try and FINALLY wrap up a transfer deal for the young man
The club are a more competitive team than Seville right now and he would be joining one of the biggest clubs on the planet should he complete that move to Stamford Bridge
He really is a player that we are keen on and we would be shocked to not see him make that move to London – especially with all the rumours flying around
So if the latest reports are true and Barcelona are now out of the running for the player – the green light has surely been given?
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