Sevilla president José Castro has admitted they will analyse any offer for Jules Koundé in January, should the likes of Manchester United decide to make one.

Koundé has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the last few weeks as their defensive issues have continued this season.

It’s a continuation of what was a busy summer for the Frenchman, who spent the entirety of the summer transfer window being linked with a move to Chelsea.

That never came off, despite the Blues best efforts to make it happen, and he remained at Sevilla for this season at least.

Interest in him has not waned, though, with the defender still highly thought of around Europe after an impressive few seasons in Spain.

Manchester United are the latest to be named as suitors, with it reported that they have ‘set their sights’ on the defender and that a deal will happen ‘sooner or later’.

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Later always seemed more likely as reports in Spain have indicated that Sevilla wouldn’t even consider a sale in January. Castro’s latest comments on the matter, however, suggest otherwise.

“A new offer for Koundé has not arrived,” Mundo Deportivo report him saying at the Antonio Blázquez journalistic awards.

“If it arrives in the next market, then it will be studied, and the convenience of the moment and whether or not it meets our economic and sporting objectives will also be looked at.”

That, then, is an indication that they are willing to do business if the offer is right. That makes plenty of sense, given Castro has made it clear they really could have done with the money from a sale in the summer.

He now appears to be opening the door for clubs to come forward, but whether Manchester United will do so remains to be seen.

They already spent big on Raphael Varane in the summer and have Harry Maguire, so unless there is a sudden desire to turn to a back three full-time, Koundé’s arrival would make little sense, particularly for the kind of fee it would take to get him.