Jules Koundé in a match with Sevilla


Koundé moves away from Barça: Chelsea gain ground in the bid for the central defender

Published:5/07/2022 - 23:02h

Updated:6/07/2022 - 02:17h

Jules Koundé continues his recovery in the United States after undergoing surgery due to his hamstring problems. The central will return to train shortly and, while FC Barcelona looks for money for transfers, Chelsea gains ground

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The future of Jules Koundé follows opened to the negotiations between the Seville and the club that put more money on the table by his traspaso. In principle, the Andalusians will not accept less than 60 million euros, a quantity that could reduce including to another player in the operation. That is, for the moment, the most viable alternative for a FC Barcelona with problems of box that expects to concretise the sale of 15% of the television rights of LaLiga by 25 years to be able to fichar.

While the managerial culé works arduously to put his finances in order, clubs like Chelsea win terrain in the 'career' by the central. As it advances 'SPORT', the ones of Stamford Bridge could benefit of an operation to three bands to go to by Koundé, the one who to these heights seems determined to leave . For the londinenses, the arrival of Matthijs of Ligt to the Bayern would open the door to remain with the Frenchman, the one who also is pretended by the Bavarians.

Of the same way, Chelsea also is to the earring of the future of Of Ligt, but between the Dutch and the Frenchman prefer to negotiate by the one of Paris. On monday, Jules shared a brief and enigmatic message in his official account of Twitter. "Be you. Do you" (Are you, do it), wrote the Frenchman. This sentence, difficult to interpret, could translate in that the player of 23 years already has taken his decision regarding his future, which would aim to the Premier League.

For the player of 23 years, the option of Chelsea was the most viable to change of airs does a year. However, the Seville denied to accept the offer of 80 'kilos' that the managerial 'blue' formulated by the defender, considering that his drop would be very sensitive for the 2021-22. Now, the plans have changed and 'Monchi', sportive director sevillano, is opened to negotiate by the French, whose agreement finalises in June of 2024.

Monchi Values the interest of the Barça by Koundé

In an interview with 'Wave Zero', 'Monchi' ensured that "Xavi has good taste wanting to joint to Koundé with Araujo". The Barça is one of the most interested clubs in buying him, but still will happen several days before the directive culé was in conditions to present a formal offer by the defender. For this, Joan Laporta has to close the sale of 15% remaining of the television rights of LaLiga, an operation that will leave near of 300 million euros in box.

With this money, the Barça expects to resolve the purchase of Robert Lewandowski and go to by Koundé. Nevertheless, when this suceda maybe was too late, if the 'carambola' between Juventus, Bayern and Chelsea finishes benefiting the interests of the English. In the meantime, Jules apura his recovery and would be smart to return inside a pair of weeks, perhaps when the Seville was in South Korea, where will contest a friendly in front of the Tottenham the next 16 July.

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