According to reliable Spanish sources with Diario AS, Jules Kounde has reached an agreement to sign for Chelsea.
The defender wanted to play for Barcelona, but Chelsea moved first for him and turned his head.
Also, Barcelona did not have the financial resources to fund the transfer despite indicating an interest in the player.
The 23-year-old’s move to Chelsea is now taken for granted as his signing is expected to happen soon.
Kounde is highly rated for his versatility and technical ability in defense. His signing could cost the Blues up to £90m.
Meanwhile, if Chelsea and Sevilla finally reach an agreement for the Frenchman, as per the report, he could become the first major signing of the new era at Chelsea.
Jules Kounde is understood to be Thomas Tuchel’s priority signing since last summer but couldn’t get the deal done due to Sevilla’s reluctance to sell. Maybe this time he could finally get his dream signing.