Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde has emerge as a primary summer target for Manchester United.
The Mirror reports that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the £60million-rated French defender his prime transfer target for the summer’s window as he continues to build for the future.
Solskjaer sees the 22-year-old Frenchman as an ideal partner for Harry Maguire, who became the world’s most expensive defender in an £80million move from Leicester City.
Kounde has caught the attention of plenty of potential European bigwigs this season after putting in impressive performances for Sevilla.
Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid are all keeping tabs on Kounde, as he continues to grow in stature as a modern-day style defender.
His contributions on the pitch have gone a long way for Julen Lopetegui’s team, as they sit poised behind Barcelona, Real Madrid and league leaders Atletico Madrid in the LaLiga table.
While United have made a strong season so far in the Premier League and have established themselves as potential title contenders, they still want to strengthen their defensive options moving forward.