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Barcelona have not agreed a deal to sign Jules Kounde, says Sevilla boss Thomas Tuchel


Jul-23 14:36 first published at 14:36 PM

Champions League Premier League Premiership of Scotland Teams from Europe SEVILLA have responded to reports that Jules Kounde will join Barcelona. Chelsea’s Premier League schedule for 2022-23 Sign up for the latest MUFC breaking news and transfer updates by clicking HERE. Invalid We use your sign-up to deliver content in ways you’ve agreed to and to better understand you. Based on our understanding, this may include advertisements from us and third parties. You have the option to unsubscribe at any time. More information Sevilla calls reports that Barcelona has agreed a deal to sign Jules Kounde “completely false.” Barcelona was said to be close to signing the France defender, but Sevilla denied the rumour. Chelsea are interested in signing Kounde after missing out on him last summer. The Blues have agreed a fee in the region of £55 million for the 23-year-old. They appeared to have beaten Barca to his signature. However, Spanish football reporter Gerard Romero claimed on Saturday morning that Barcelona had gone back in for Kounde and that a deal had been agreed in principle. Romero stated that there was a “99 percent” chance that the deal would be completed and Kounde would join Barcelona. Sevilla, on the other hand, has since responded. LIVE transfer news: Kane in limbo, Chelsea set to offload star, Ronaldo swap deal Chelsea transfer rumors: Sevilla have responded to reports that Jules Kounde will join Barcelona ( GETTY) Chelsea transfer news: Jules Kounde remains the Blues’ top target ( EXPRESS) Tuchel was then questioned about reports that Kounde had chosen his club over Barcelona. “That’s what you say, but I’m not going to start commenting on other players,” he replied. Kounde has been with Sevilla since his arrival from Bordeaux in 2019. In just three seasons, he has made 133 appearances for the club. He has 11 France caps after making his senior debut last year. Tuchel has stated that he hopes to sign at least one more defender this summer. He has already signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli for around £34 million. However, the contract expirations of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leave Tuchel short at the back. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta wants to join Barca as well. Tuchel, on the other hand, is unsure whether to grant him his wish. “It’s a tough question because I’m not sure if I want to give Azpi what he wants,” Tuchel said. It comes down to what we want at some point.” Chelsea has a captain who is a Spanish international. I see him as being on the same level as me, but Barcelona does not. So I’m not sure I want to give him what he wants because he’s such a big player.” Articles Related to Chelsea’s transfer plans may be jeopardized if six stars are not sold. Chelsea’s ideal 25-man squad, with six new additions for Thomas Tuchel Chelsea’s acquisition of Kounde could aid Spurs’ sale of an out-of-favor player.

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