Manchester United willing to offer €70 million for top transfer target

Ed Woodward, Manchester United. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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Even after having arguably two of the best midfielders in the Premier League right now in the form of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, Manchester United still appear to be lacking the ability to win games consistently through the course of an entire campaign.

It is their defence which is probably their biggest worry. Quite often, the mistakes at the back have ended up costing them critical games and points. And this lack of quality has been a problem at Old Trafford for quite a long time now, which has fuelled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s interest in Sevilla’s 22-year old centre-back Jules Kounde.

The Sevilla star has been in the news for quite some time now after the recent development in Dayot Upamecano saga, as the Leipzig star is set to join Bayern Munich despite being heavily linked with the Red Devils.

With Upamecano out of the picture, Kounde has become one of the most in-demand centre-backs in the market, with big names such as PSG, Real Madrid and even Barcelona now interested in acquiring the services of the Frenchman. And a report from La Razon (via Sport Witness) has claimed that Manchester United have now joined the race and are willing to pay up to €70 million for him

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It is clear that the centre-backs have not been performing up to the level required to challenge for the Premier League title. And it appears that the Red Devils could be viewing Kounde as the solution to their issues at the back.

Although they are are willing to pay €70 million for the 22-year-old Frenchman, Sevilla might not be willing to let the defender go for €20 million less that his release clause, which is a huge amount considering that United have already signed Harry Maguire for a record transfer fee of around £80 million less than two years earlier.

Paris-Saint-German on the other hand are claimed to be willing to pay the full €90 million for the defender if they are able to get big money out of the departure of Mbappe and fail to land Sergio Ramos, which might cause trouble for the Red Devils. But right now they will be focusing on improving their current squad and hoping to get the best out of Maguire and Lindelof.

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