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Sevilla’s Monchi Explains Why Jules Kounde Was Sold To Barcelona And Not Chelsea

Chelsea still have a bitter taste in their mouth after Jules Koundé agreed to join Barcelona instead of the Blues. Barcelona and Sevilla agreed on a deal worth €60m for the defender, despite interest from the English side.

The transfer saga was long and drawn out, with both Barcelona and Chelsea being favourites to sign the defender at different points in the process.

Chelsea were upset about Barcelona beating them to another player as well, and have refused to negotiate with the club in future.

Sevilla’s Sporting Director Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo aka Monchi, has broken down what exactly happened with regards to the transfer and why they agreed on a deal with the Blaugrana.

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Monchi took to Twitter to explain the situation, adding that while they were in advanced talks with Chelsea, Koundé had reservations about joining the Blues.

He added that Chelsea had some doubts as well and then stopped trying to sign the player. Barcelona then entered the fray and made an offer that Sevilla couldn’t refuse. Koundé becomes Barca’s fifth signing of the summer.

The club have already signed Raphinha, Andres Christensen, Robert Lewandowski and Franck Kessie on top of agreeing on a new contract for Ousmane Dembélé, Goal reported.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea are angry with Barcelona and have blocked negotiations for both César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.

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Barcelona were looking to bring in the two defenders from the Blues before the new season kicks off. Both sides have already had a few dealings during the current transfer window.

Barcelona first signed Andreas Christensen from the London-based club on a free transfer and then beat Chelsea to Ousmane Dembélé’s signature.

Chelsea were keen on the Frenchman when his contract expired with the Spanish club, but Barcelona were quick to get him to re-sign.

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