FC Barcelona look to have sprung yet another major surprise in the transfer window this morning.
Barça and Sevilla have reached an agreement in principle for Jules Koundé, according to Gerard Romero.
The news comes as a massive blow to Chelsea who looked on the verge of signing the French defender.
Barça and Sevilla reach agreement for Koundé
Esta madrugada el Barça y el Sevilla han llegado a un principio de ACUERDO por Jules Kounde.
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) July 23, 2022
Barcelona looked to have gazumped Chelsea in the race to sign Koundé.
Barça and Sevilla have reached an agreement in principle for the 23-year-old.
The deal is 99 percent done and barring a late disaster in the next few hours, the defender will play for Barça.
The Blues are believed to have also agreed a deal, but the defender is expected to join the Spanish club instead.
The five-time European champions have once again shocked the football world by completing another major signing.
Barça have already signed Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessié, Andreas Christensen and re-signed Ousmane Dembélé.