Barcelona urge Jules Koundé to wait with Chelsea close to agreeing £55m fee | Transfer window

Barcelona are still trying to muscle in on Chelsea’s attempt to sign the Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé.

Chelsea have held extensive talks with Sevilla this week and are close to an agreement on a fee in the region of £55m for Koundé. However Barça are also interested in the France defender and could fund a bid if they sell a stake in their merchandising arm.

Koundé, who has been left out of Sevilla’s pre-season trip to Portugal, is believed to be open to joining either Chelsea or Barça. It is understood that the 23-year-old has agreed terms on a five-year deal with Chelsea, who…

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