Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is reportedly attracting interest from elite clubs across Europe. This month, AS explained Manchester United one of the teams interested in the centre-half.
It was also claimed the La Liga side expect the 22-year-old star to be the ‘most important sale’ this summer after Paris Saint-Germain joined the English giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the mix for him.
Bayern Munich have agreed on a deal for RB Leipzig ace Dayot Upamecano. According to La Razon, Sevilla are aware Dayot’s decision to join the Bavarian side will ‘affect them in some way’.
That’s because Jules has now become ‘one of the most attractive’ centre-halves on the market.
His list of potential buyers includes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, Real Madrid and PSG and these three sides could try for Kounde’s signing.
According to the report, the Old Trafford side are prepared to offer up to €70 million for the central defender.
These figures are difficult for Los Blancos to reach, especially if they offer a fresh deal to Sergio Ramos. They would be ready to offer Isco or Mariano Diaz to lower the French talent’s price tag.
The Parisians’ desire is to take Sergio and it’s stated have informed him not to pen an extension in Madrid. Should the club fail to sign the living legend, they will shift their focus to Julen Lopetegui’s player.
It’s claimed the Ligue 1 champions would be willing to pay Jules’ €90m release clause, in the event the side end up making big money through one of their key men Kylian Mbappe’s sale.
Manchester United don’t have to sell before landing Kounde, meaning that unlike other interested sides they can just do a straight deal.