Barcelona is expected to sign Jules Kounde soon, meaning the center-back will be available in time for Sunday's game against Real Valladolid.

Several reports from Spain confirm that La Liga will finally give Barca the green light to sign Kunde after he was forced to miss the first two games of the season.

Gerard Romero even reckons that it can be done without Barcelona having to offload more players.

There was earlier speculation that Barca would sell Memphis Depay and/or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in order to sign Kunde.

Barca is in talks with Chelsea over a transfer for Auba, but whether that will go ahead if Kunde is registered remains to be seen.

It will also raise questions as to why Kunde was not registered earlier. The Catalans are believed to want at least one full-back,

while Bernardo Silva rumors just won't go away. Barcelona and Chelsea have yet to agree on a fee for Auba.

The Catalans have reportedly been offered Marcos Alonso as part of the transfer, but appear to want straight cash.