October 7, 2022

Chelsea have been dealt a serious blow of their pursuit of Jules Kounde with the Sevilla defender set to hitch Barcelona as an alternative.

The Blues agreed a £55million deal for the 23-year-old, who they virtually signed final summer time.

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Kounde regarded set to hitch Chelsea however now seems to have modified his thoughts and picked Barca

Nevertheless, their transfer for Kounde alerted Barca into reigniting their curiosity within the participant.

And Spanish publication Sport, as quoted by The Solar, stories that the cash-strapped Catalans have agreed a deal value £51m for Kounde, which can preserve him on the membership till the summer time of 2026.

That is one more blow for Chelsea within the switch window with the west London membership additionally lacking out on Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski to Barca.

In the meantime, Andreas Christensen ran down his contract at Stamford Bridge to hitch the LaLiga giants.

It’s additionally been reported that Blues membership captain Cesar Azpilicueta might comply with in Christensen’s footsteps and go away Chelsea for Barca.

These setbacks off the pitch, plus a 4-0 thumping towards Arsenal, induced Thomas Tuchel to confess that he’s ‘anxious’ concerning the state of affairs.


Tuchel look set to go back to square one with less than two weeks until the season starts

Tuchel look set to return to sq. one with lower than two weeks till the season begins

Talking on The Sunday Session, talkSPORT common Darren Lewis stated: “The attention-grabbing factor is that Todd Boehly has been overwhelmed to the punch by Barcelona for Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, he’s not managed to get Nathan Ake out of Manchester Metropolis and now it seems to be to be the case that he’s being overwhelmed once more by Barcelona for Jules Kounde.

“On the very least he’s struggling to get these signings over the road.

“Should you have a look at Arsenal, they’ve executed 5 transfers now, Liverpool have executed their enterprise, Metropolis have executed their enterprise, you have a look at Tottenham they usually’ve executed their enterprise.

“Should you at Chelsea, they’re lagging behind and this concept which you could take over a membership and also you do the enterprise, it’s proving to be much more tough than Todd Boehly and the individuals round him will need to have thought.

“On the premise of final night time’s defeat to Arsenal, plenty of us within the press field couldn’t imagine what we have been seeing. Chelsea regarded so poor. They regarded so unable to deal with a aspect who, as Tuchel stated after the match, completed under them within the desk and received’t play within the Champions League this season.

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Tuchel is cutting a frustrated figure at the moment

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Tuchel is chopping a pissed off determine in the mean time

“Arsenal regarded coached, prepared and their signings regarded built-in. Oleksandr Zinchenko went straight into the aspect, Jesus seems to be just like the striker they’ve been crying out for, they usually simply checked out it.

“Chelsea can’t get gamers in, they will’t transfer gamers out and as Tuchel stated, Chelsea have gotten gamers who’re determined to depart.

“He didn’t identify these gamers however I can inform you they’re Hakim Ziyech who needs to go to AC Milan, Marcos Alonso needs to go to Barcelona, Cesar Azpilicueta needs to go to Barcelona, Timo Werner needs to go to get common first-team soccer and Christian Pulisic needs to go and get first-team soccer.

“In the mean time, Chelsea are a little bit of a large number.”