Manchester Metropolis are ‘satisfied’ that they are going to signal Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this summer time, in keeping with reviews.
With lower than two weeks of the switch window to go, Metropolis are nonetheless engaged on including to their two signings of Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake earlier than the October 5 deadline.
One other centre-back stays the highest precedence and the significance of signing one has been additional confirmed this week, as Metropolis have been with out 4 of their defenders for the victory towards Wolves – though Ake did impress on his debut.
Kalidou Koulibaly has been the primary goal all through the window however negotiations have confirmed troublesome with Napoli as membership president Aurelio di Laurentiis has refused to decrease his asking value and the connection between the 2 golf equipment stays frosty after the collapse of the Jorginho deal two years in the past.
Consequently, Metropolis have begun to look elsewhere and 21-year-old Kounde has emerged as an fascinating different.
The Frenchman solely joined Sevilla final summer time however impressed because the La Liga facet as soon as once more received the Europa League, and he’s considerably youthful than Koulibaly.
In keeping with Fabrizio Romano, Kounde is able to transfer to the Etihad and is simply ready for Metropolis to agree a payment along with his membership, with the Blues reportedly lining up a €65million provide. It is added that Metropolis are ‘satisfied’ that they are going to land their man.
M.E.N. Sport understands that Metropolis are additionally contemplating Jose Gimenez of Atletico Madrid as a substitute for Koulibaly.
Elsewhere within the chase for the Senegal worldwide, Premier League champions Liverpool have reportedly reignited their curiosity in him.
Liverpool have been one other group to be closely linked with Koulibaly however they’ve as an alternative strengthened elsewhere this summer time.
In keeping with Le Parisien, by way of Get French Soccer Information, Liverpool are working exhausting to persuade Koulibaly to maneuver to Anfield slightly than Paris Saint-Germain.