Barcelona ask Jules Kounde to help them hijack Chelsea transfer


The Independent has been told that Barcelona have made an initial offer to try and resolve the matter, and get him to go to Manchester United in a £70m-plus deal, but that was still over €10m less than the figure De Jong is owned.

Until that situation is resolved, or Barca make other sales, they are unlikely to press forward with Kounde. They have consequently asked the 23-year-old for more time, in another situation that has seen the Catalan club hold up the market.

Barcelona’s financial offer to Sevilla would also be worth less as an overall package.

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