Chelsea get perfect response to complete Jules Koundé deal following Barcelona latest decision
Chelsea offered Sevilla very good payment terms and overall structure of the deal, but are still waiting for the green light. Chelsea believe that they have ‘done the best they could’ for both Jules Koundé & Sevilla.
Chelsea are waiting for the final step – they consider the deal ‘almost ready’ with Sevilla but they need the final green light.
Kounde has decided to join the team in Portugal because the deal was not yet complete with Chelsea.
Barcelona keep pushing for Jules Koundé but they have not made a bid, only talking to Kounde’s agent.
According to Sevilla sources, Kounde has traveled with the team because he does not want to be idle while they resolve negotiations with Chelsea, which are very advanced, they say. Barcelona has not asked for anything nor contacted Sevilla to sign the player.
At Sevilla they say they only negotiate with Chelsea, they don’t know anything about Barça.
At Barcelona, they admit an immediate offensive but it is true they have not made a move. Koundé prioritizes his physical preparation and does not see an immediate solution
Sevilla continues to exchange documents with Chelsea. Until this time, FC Barcelona has NOT contacted Sevilla FC for Kounde. Any information to the contrary is FALSE.
Barcelona president according t reports claimed that Chelsea are in perfect place and conditions to sign the French international currently with Sevilla.
When asked about Jukes Koundé, Joan Laporta said:
“[Jules] Kounde? No, he will sign for Chelsea.”
Meanwhile, Koundé made a U-turn to join Sevilla pre season training after being left out to figure out his future in matters of days
According to reports, There are hours left for Sevilla to make Kounde’s transfer to Chelsea official. Everything else is smoke from Barcelona” (Cristóbal Soria live right now)
Cristobal Soria: “It is absolutely false that the player [Koundé] has asked Sevilla to wait for Barcelona’s offer to arrive”.
If this goes as plan, Jules Koundé will be the third signing for Chelsea in the summer so far following Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly arrivals and will possibly join in USA for their season tour.