The Blues were the first to table an official bid for the Brazilian winger and it was even accepted by Leeds. Unfortunately for them, Raphinha chose to join Barca – the club of his dreams.
Now, Chelsea have cast their eyes on another Barca target and have signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli. Fabrizio Romano says the paperwork for Koulibaly to Chelsea has been signed and sealed!
As you may know, Barcelona have long been linked with Koulibaly in their hunt for a big defender.
Chelsea are not stopping there – the Blues are mounting pressure on Sevilla to sell Jules Kounde to them.