Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are among the English clubs credited with an interest in Sevilla star Jules Koundé.

The defender has expressed his desire to take next step in his career after excelling in La Liga over the last two years.

Mundo Deportivo state Nuno Espírito Santo’s side approached the Spanish club to probe the centre-back’s availability, but their ‘query has run into the refusal’ from the 22-year-old.

That’s because the centre-back doesn’t want to join Spurs since they won’t be playing in the Champions League next season.

It’s claimed the France international ‘knows’ he’s on the radar of top clubs and therefore, he ‘prefers to wait’ to find out whether any club will advance for him.

The Blues, Manchester United and Real Madrid have Koundé on their agenda and Mundo state these sides ‘would be willing to bet on him’ this summer.

United’s priority target is Raphaël Varane and their efforts to sign the Real Madrid defender could leave Chelsea as the lone Premier League side in the chase for Koundé.