Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has dropped an enormous trace that he’ll hand over golf equipment this summer time, amid rising claims that he’s now rising as Manchester United’s No. 1 target.
The Red Devils boss has made including a world-class defender his top precedence this summer time, with long-term companion Harry Maguire nonetheless wanted. Solskjaer is said to stay unconvinced by the standard of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly. Neither has performed a lot to impress throughout Maguire’s latest absence with the membership failing to maintain any clear sheets.
And United seem to have a straight selection between three males this summer time. As such, individuals like Raphael Varane, Pau Torres and Kounde have been talked about as their targets.
Torres appears to be on the top of their list. He made an impression throughout his ‘final audition’ on Wednesday night time, leaving John Murtough signed after signing.
Nonetheless, Kounde seems to be one other robust choice. He has fulfilled an intention of his availability by claiming he’s “certain” he’ll change golf equipment this summer time.
“So far as my future is worried, I am certain I will should change golf equipment this summer time,” said Kounde. He added: “However nothing has been performed but, I have never determined something.
“My goal is to play in a big membership and at all times try to move on and win trophies. I’ll should move, however that does not apply as we speak. ”
United aren’t the one ones chasing the French defender. He has additionally been talked about as a target for Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Reviews earlier this week additionally claimed he was one in all Thomas Tuchel’s top targets at Chelsea this summer time.
Kounde has a € 90m launch clause and his membership LaLiga is conscious that anybody prosecuting him won’t pay that value within the subsequent market.
Nonetheless, Sevilla is ready to permit the French summer time sale if there may be an offer of round € 70m (£ 60.1m).
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Pau Torres suggests transferring in the summertime
Nonetheless, Torres matches the invoice, particularly with Villarreal opening the door to its gross sales.
In an interview with Spanish radio present El Transistor after Villarreal’s Europa League final victory, president Fernando Roig was requested instantly about Torres’ hope of leaving this summer time.
“In the event that they arrive with the cash and the player desires to move,” said Roig.
“However there should be agreement between the three events.”
Talking last month, Torres admitted he was open to the concept of a summer time change.
Talking forward of their conflict with Arsenal within the semi-finals of the Europa League, he said: “I am happy to see that your work is reflected on this form of factor being talked about, however I face it with stillness great. I am in a great membership like Villarreal and from the stillness I work each day.
“I do not take into consideration that [transfer] both. There’s nonetheless a lot forward of me. My short-term goals are to make the European semi-final and then be out there to Spain.
“I at present have a contract (till 2024) and I do know I nonetheless have room for enchancment. I do know that I’m in a membership the place they’ll deal with me well. I will not be short of something and that is essential to me. ”
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