On June 15th, we covered claims made in the Spanish press that Newcastle United are in the picture to sign Sevilla’s Jules Koundé this summer.

The Magpies have joined Barcelona and Chelsea, the two clubs frequently linked with the defender, in the past few weeks.

Newcastle’s interest in the 23-year-old isn’t new as they tried signing him in the January window.

That’s according to Mundo Deportivo on Wednesday, who explain the Tyneside club have ‘tempted him again’ for a move.

Having refused to sanction the France international sale in the last two summer windows, Sevilla ‘gave their word’ to him that they will let him leave, even if interested sides don’t pay his release clause.

However, that doesn’t mean Julen Lopetegui’s side are ready to let the centre-back leave cheaply.

They are demanding €60m to part ways with the former Bordeaux man.

Despite Eddie Howe’s side looking to tempt the player again, the newspaper explains that Koundé has parked Newcastle and other clubs in favour of a move to Barca.