Revealed: Major problem standing between Barcelona and Chelsea’s prime target Jules Kounde

Barcelona want to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, but there’s a major problem, according to Sport.

Kounde, 23, has been linked with a move away from the club for some time and Chelsea almost landed him six months ago. However, Barca would love to bring him to Camp Nou, except for the fact he would cost at least €80m to sign.

Barca have no money amid their €1.4 billion debt and are trying to save any cash they do manage to scrape together to bring in a striker, namely Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

Manager Xavi believes Kounde would help fix his defence but the club may turn to Chelsea duo Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta, who are both available on a free transfer in the summer, instead.