With Barcelona about to win the race against Chelsea for the transfer of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, the Catalan press had been wondering if the relationship between the clubs would get a little tense for the rest of the transfer window.

That’s why outlet Sport now shows up with a story claiming that despite the tussle for the Frenchman, things remain fine between Barça and Chelsea, who could even still negotiate a couple of deals.

The Camp Nou side remain interested in signing Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, and both cases are said to be ‘very much alive’.

Sport writes that the communication between Chelsea and Barça ‘is still fluid’ and the transfers are ‘still possible’.

With the La Liga giants being unable to make big convincing offers for their signings, it’s said what the individual players want will ‘once again be essential’, just like when they purchased Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski this summer.

It’s said Alonso and Azpilicueta have to ‘intervene directly in the negotiations to change positions’, especially with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel being reluctant to lose the captain.