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Joan Laporta Reveals Two Chelsea Targets Are Ready For Barcelona



Barcelona president Joan Laporta has made it clear that Chelsea goal, Raphinha, was to hitch the Catalans as an alternative of the London facet.

He stated Barcelona are able to beat Chelsea to the Brazilian’s signature and in addition that of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

Chelsea got here near signing Kounde final summer time earlier than the Spanish facet raised their asking value to €80 million (£68.5m).

The France worldwide has remained the Blues goal regardless of supervisor Thomas Tuchel’s facet additionally prioritising a transfer for Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus.

Barcelona need Kounde at Camp Nou subsequent season however are constrained by their monetary points.

He additionally stated that Leeds United are ready for Barcelona to up their bid for Raphinha, regardless of accepting Chelsea’s £55m.

When requested a few potential deal for Kounde, Laporta informed COPE: “Speak to Mateu [Alemany, Barca’s director of football] about this. We’ve got many within the pipeline.

“We predict we’ll activate the second lever subsequent week.

“We’ve spoken to Leeds, I don’t suppose they are going to be offended. We’ve got communication and we have now spoken personally,” Laporta stated.

“What occurs is that there are different golf equipment that need Raphinha and are making their proposals. He desires to return.”


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