REVEALED: Chelsea’s weird switch technique noticed them pull out of a big-money deal for Jules Kounde after he was already ‘bought’… just for Blues to alter their minds and bid LESS than Barcelona
Barcelona introduced they’d lastly struck a deal to land the highly-rated French defender after a long-drawn out story that originally noticed Chelsea as one of many favourites to seal his signature.
And now Monchi has pulled the curtain again on a baffling chain of occasions, claiming Kounde was near arriving at Stamford Bridge earlier than Chelsea chiefs pulled the plug – then modified their minds – earlier than Barcelona swooped.
Sevilla boss Monchi has pulled again the curtain on Jules Kounde’s weird switch saga after agreeing to promote him to Barcelona
‘This might have been the third time we would have instructed him no. He is an expert however it’s important to contemplate the individual as properly.’
‘On Thursday night time Koundé was ‘bought’ to Chelsea. They started to have doubts and pulled out. Then Barcelona appeared. The primary time Alemany received involved was on Monday.’
‘We acquired a proposal that was decrease than what we had in thoughts, however we renegotiated with them and reached an settlement for a club-record sale.’
Kounde had been linked to a transfer to Chelsea, however the Blues curiosity fluctuated over the saga
‘Chelsea got here again once more, however Barcelona’s supply was higher.’
The defender is believed to have all the time most popular the Catalan giants to Chelsea.
It should come as a blow to the Blues, who’ve misplaced Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger in latest months. They’ve introduced in Kalidou Koulibaly as a substitute however will nonetheless be eager to strengthen additional.
For Sevilla, the transfer won’t be as a lot of a blow because it might need been given the Moneyball-esque monitoring system they’ve been utilizing to scout new gamers.