Sevilla star Jules Koundé is attracting interest from top clubs across Europe.
On February 11th, AS explained Manchester United one of the clubs interested in the defender.
It was also stated the La Liga side expect the 22-year-old to be the ‘most important sale’ in the summer after Paris Saint-Germain joined the Red Devils, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the race for his signing.
Bayern Munich have agreed a deal for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano. According to La Razón, Sevilla are aware Upamecano’s decision to join the Bavarian club will ‘affect them in some way’.
That’s because Koundé has now become ‘one of the most attractive’ centre-backs on the market. His list of suitors includes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, PSG and Real Madrid and these three clubs ‘could try [for] his signing’.
According to the report, Manchester United are ‘willing to offer up to €70m’ for the central defender.
These figures are difficult for Real Madrid to reach, especially if they offer a new deal to Sergio Ramos. Los Blancos would be willing to offer Isco or Mariano Díaz to lower the Frenchman’s price tag, in case Raphaël Varane, who is wanted by the Old Trafford club, is sold in the summer.
PSG’s desire is to take Ramos and it’s stated have informed him not to sign an extension in Madrid. Should they fail to sign the Spaniard, they will shift their focus to Julen Lopetegui’s man.
It’s claimed the Ligue 1 winners would be willing to pay the Sevilla player’s €90m release clause, in the event they end up making big money through Kylian Mbappé’s sale.
Manchester United don’t have to sell before signing Koundé, meaning that unlike other interested clubs they can just do a straight deal.