The French defender is a fine prospect but costs too much to afford it seems for Barcelona
Sevilla are not making things easy for Jules Kounde. According to Estadio Deportivo, the Andalusian side are making it clear to Barcelona that 45 million euros is totally insufficient for the French defender.
That’s what Barcelona are willing to pay for Kounde, which is less than Chelsea were going to last summer, 50 million. Sevilla said no then and now they seem like they will say no again. The Andalusian club will not negotiate if the bid is not bigger than that.
According to this report, Sevilla have not received any concrete offers from Barcelona for the defender. “When we activate the second lever, we will work on a superior level. Our advantage is that a lot of players want to come here,” explained Joan Laporta, the president.
Barcelona are competing with Chelsea for the French defender although the London side are also looking at De Ligt and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Chelsea need to bring in defenders with Christensen and Rudiger going, plus Alonso and Azpilicueta potentially also coming to Barcelona.