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Jules Kounde seems uninterested in joining Chelsea next season

Jules Kounde

Chelsea has been expressing interest in Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. This week, he scored against Barcelona in the Champions League. Meanwhile, reports in the UK suggest Chelsea observed Osimhen and Jules Kounde.

Mundo Deportivo’s Friday edition reports this claim and offers their perspective on the 25-year-old defender.

In 2022, despite Chelsea’s interest, the center-back Jules Kounde opted to join the La Liga side, frustrating Chelsea’s attempts to sign him.

Mundo explains that he had reached a pre-agreement with Chelsea, who offered more money than Barcelona. Nonetheless, he rejected Chelsea for Barcelona two years ago.

Thiago Silva is going to depart Stamford Bridge when his contract ends this season. Consequently, Chelsea will need to find a replacement for the Brazilian.

Jules Kounde wants to stay at Barcelona

Chelsea reportedly seeks Kounde, also targeted by Arsenal and Newcastle. However, the Catalan newspaper suggests he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. Kounde has played 32 matches this season, scoring twice and providing three assists.

From the day he joined Barcelona, he has consistently featured in their defense. Initially deployed mostly on the right side in his first season, he has shifted to a central role in the current campaign.

Despite his consistent presence in their defense and a contract with over three years remaining, Jules Kounde is frequently linked with a departure from the club. With considerable interest from English clubs.

Although Chelsea, Arsenal, and Newcastle United show interest, and Barcelona’s financial situation may prompt consideration of a sale, Jules Kounde currently has no plans to depart the Spanish giants. Consequently, a deal appears improbable at this stage.

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