Barcelona are insisting Sevilla defender Jules Kounde wants join them.
Sport says Chelsea’s pursuit of Kounde seems to be all over after the player agreed personal terms with Barcelona.
The defender has accepted a four-year deal from the Catalan giants.
The proposed deal means only Sevilla can stop the move from going ahead as Barca still need to work out a price with their La Liga counterparts.
Chelsea have offered £55m for France defender Kounde.