Because the Catalan club wants to strengthen its team in front of the upcoming season, Xavi claimed that the Barcelona board is working to complete Kounde’s signing.
This summer, Kounde has been linked to moves to Chelsea and Barcelona.
A £55 million bid for Kounde was approved by Sevilla earlier this week, and the French defender verbally committed to a five-year deal with Chelsea.
However, Barcelona has been pressuring Kounde to hold out for them, and the player has now temporarily shelved plans to join Chelsea.
Fabrizio Romano paraphrased Xavi as saying regarding Barcelona’s acquisition of Kounde: “We are aiming to improve the squad, the board is working on it. On Koundé, I’m at a loss for words.
“We will make an announcement if we need to. Barcelona is more than hopeful.