Barcelona declared interest to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla this summer according to Marca.
This is a move to reinforce the centre of their defence but it’s not going to be easy to get to the deal done. Sevilla want a fee of €60m for him as reported by football espana.
The report continued to say that Barcelona are not willing to pay more than that. They first need to balance this year’s budget, which is currently €160m in the red, and they may need to allocate some of the funds they receive from their financial levers to offset their considerable debt of €1.35bn.
Barcelona are looking at signing Robert Lewandowski this summer.
Sevilla seem to be ready to let go of the player but Barcelona are going to need time to get their finances in order and close the deal. Not easy.