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Barcelona jump ahead of Chelsea in Kounde battle

Chelsea risk missing out on long-term target Jules Kounde with Barcelona in talks with Sevilla.

Cataluyna Radio says the France international is in advanced talks over a move to the Nou Camp this summer.

Barcelona have agreed a deal in principle with their LaLiga rivals, which would see them pay £51million and send a player in the opposite direction.

Barcelona are trying to include fullback Sergino Dest in the move - who has been linked to a host of clubs across Europe this summer.

Should Kounde make the switch to the Catalan giants, it could see him play alongside Andreas Christensen who is departing Chelsea at the end of his contract.

Chelsea were expected to sign Kounde this summer after running out of time to close a deal with Sevilla last summer.

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