Barcelona have edged past Chelsea in yet another transfer battle despite Blues being the top contender for months
Chelsea have actually delayed in their pursuit to land the player who they have actually considered a top target across two seasons.
Blues despite having two huge summer deals, are yet to land the back-man who is said to be a top priority and also willing to join them.
Barcelona out of no where has stolen in and reportedly reached 4-year agreement with Jules Kounde whose move to the Catalan side will come as a big blow to Chelsea.
The West Londoners have actually had Kounde on their list for two seasons and were believed to be finalizing the move this summer but having landed Raheem Sterling and Koulibaly creates that doubt in the mind of Kounde.
Somtosport can confirm that Barcelona manager, Xavi has been in heavy contact with Kounde and convincing him to fend off pressures from Stamford Bridge and favor a move to Nou Camp.
Tuchel on the other hand has recently launched a bid request to the board asking them to up their bid for Kounde as losing him with serve as a fatal blow to his plan.
The German tactician plans to have a wide squad this summer in order to avoid his injury saga that hindered their progress last season.
Chelsea are yet to submit any other bid for Kounde as they were banking on the player’s decision to join them but with the bid taking a different turn, it’s expected that they will quickly snap in and try to save their deal from collapsing.