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How Mateu Alemany plotted Barcelona’s offer for Jules Kounde

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Spanish journalist Gerard Romero has been involved in the thick of things in Jules Kounde’s transfer saga.

The Spaniard revealed in the morning that Barcelona have reached an agreement with Sevilla over the signing of Kounde. He even went on to claim that the deal is 99% complete, with the defender set to move to Camp Nou.

According to Romero, Mateu Alemany has played a key role in helping FC Barcelona get back into the ring for Kounde.

Although the club had not submitted an offer for quite a long time, Romero suggests it was all part of Alemany’s plans, as the Barcelona sporting director wanted to wait for the media to leak Chelsea’s offer.

The Premier League giants had reached an agreement with Sevilla a couple of days ago. Media soon leaked that the Blues had tabled €64 million whilst offering Kounde an eye-catching salary of €12 million per season.

Although Barcelona were not in a position to offer a similar package, the leaked details of Chelsea’s proposal made it easier for Alemany and co to table an offer for Sevilla.

However, as the day progresses, corporate sources in Spain are starting to refute Gerard Romero’s claims. Marca has recently put out an update, denying any offer from Barcelona for Kounde.

In fact, the Catalans have not even contacted Sevilla over their desire to re-enter the race to sign Kounde. And if everything goes well, the Frenchman is expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge and officiate his move to Chelsea, who already consider the transfer done and dusted.

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