Immediate past European champions Chelsea are reportedly set to miss out on another major transfer target after Barcelona agreed a fee with Sevilla for French international Jules Kounde. This is according to the latest reports coming out from the Spanish media. It has been reported that Kounde is set for his medical at Barcelona after the Catalans reached an agreement with fellow Spanish La Liga team Sevilla over his transfer.
Frenchman Kounde is another top transfer target that will most likely get away from Chelsea. The Premier League giants reached an agreement with Sevilla over the player, but it looks like he prefers a move to the Nou Camp.
Missing out on top transfer targets has been the theme at Chelsea this summer. Apart from Kounde, the Blues have missed out on players like Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Matthijs de Ligt and Richarlison.
Chelsea tried to hijack the deals for the Brazilian duo of Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison beforetheir signing for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. Arsenal paid around £45m to sign Jesus from Premier League holders Manchester City, while Spurs secured the transfer of Richarlison in a deal worth £60m.
For Raphinha, Leeds United and Chelsea agreed a deal for him just like the Kounde situation but he preferred a move to Barcelona. Chelsea and Leeds United agreed for his transfer before Barcelona reached an agreement for his transfer. In the end, the player opted for a move to Barcelona as it had been his dream for several years. For Dutchman de Ligt, he opted to leave Juventus for Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga rather than Chelsea.