Barcelona has reported submitting official bid for Jules Kounde this summer transfer
However, Braca planned to hijack another deal from Chelsea as Kounde set to join Xavi’s side according to thehardtackle.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Catalan giants Barcelona have made their offer to sign Jules Kounde in the summer transfer window, proposing a package worth €65 million, including add-ons.
The Sevilla center-back is also a target for Premier League heavyweights Chelsea.
Jules Kounde has become a hot property on the back of three brilliant campaigns with Sevilla.
The 23-year-old is now one of the best defenders in La Liga.
At the same time, he has established a foothold in the French national team and should be on the plane to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Kounde has turned out 133 times for Sevilla thus far, chipping in with nine goals and three assists
Kounde is thus a viable target for Barcelona, with the Blaugrana trying different ways to get their hands on their priority defensive target. And the Catalan giants have offered a package worth €65 million to sign Kounde, although they face stiff competition from Chelsea in the race to sign the 23-year-old defender from Sevilla.
Recent reports have claimed that the Blues have agreed to a deal with Sevilla to sign Kounde, with personal terms unlikely to be a problem. But despite all that, Chelsea might not be able to secure the services of the French international, as he is keen on joining Barcelona.
Kounde is yet to take a final decision on his future, and even though the Catalan giants have offered lower wages (€7 million) than Chelsea (€12 million), they might have a chance of signing him. For now, Barcelona’s €65 million offer has arrived on Sevilla’s table, and it will be interesting to see if a base fee worth €55 million does the trick.
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