The highly-credible Gerard Romero has revealed that Jules Kounde was on the verge of joining Chelsea when Xavi intervened to stop it
Kounde had decided not to travel to Portugal with Sevilla for their pre-season game. However, Xavi told the centre-back to do it, promising that he would eventually join Barcelona if he bought them more time.
Kounde had everything to leave for London, but the call from Xavi changed his mind. Now, the centre-back is said to be close to joining Barca.
As per the latest reports, the Catalans are about to snatch the transfer despite offering Sevilla less money overall than the Blues. In addition, Jules would be earning less at Camp Nou than he would’ve done at Chelsea.