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Manchester United line up shock swoop for Jules Kounde as well as Raphael Varane from Real Madrid

Manchester United line up shock swoop for Jules Kounde as well as Raphael Varane from Real Madrid as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to further bolster his defence with with the 22-year-old Sevilla man

  • Manchester United  want to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this summer
  • United are looking to bring in Kounde as well as Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane 
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made defensive signings one of his top priorities

Manchester United are preparing a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde in addition to their pursuit of Raphael Varane.

United are pushing ahead with a move for Real Madrid star Varane, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also keen on a deal for Varane’s French international team-mate Kounde.

Solskjaer has made defensive reinforcements one of his top priorities this summer and Kounde has been on United’s wanted list for some time.

Manchester United are preparing a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this summer

Kounde, who was part of France’s squad at this summer’s Euros, has established himself as one of the best young defenders in Europe since joining Sevilla from Bordeaux in 2019.

A number of clubs, including Chelsea, Tottenham and Real Madrid have all been credited with an interest in Kounde, but United are ready to offer him the opportunity of a move to Old Trafford.

United are eager to secure the signing of Kounde in addition to Real Madrid's Raphael Varane

United are eager to secure the signing of Kounde in addition to Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made defensive reinforcements one of his top priorities this summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made defensive reinforcements one of his top priorities this summer

Kounde’s potential and versatility in that he can also play at right-back fits the criteria for the young type of player Solskjaer is looking to add to his squad at United.

Sevilla are reluctant to lose Kounde, who is under contract until 2024, but they are bracing themselves for offers for the 22-year-old before the close of the transfer window.

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