Manchester Metropolis have had a bid rejected for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, reviews say, however they’re planning to return with a greater provide.
Metropolis have been trying to find a centre-back all summer season, with Nathan Ake arriving from Bournemouth and Kalidou Koulibaly the best choice to affix him. Nonetheless, negotiations for Koulibaly have dragged on, taking Metropolis into the brand new season with their defence nonetheless not sorted.
Now, it is claimed that the Blues have turned their attentions to different choices, with Kounde rising as a practical various, based on the Mail.
Experiences in Spain had urged that Metropolis had been set to make a bid for Kounde, 21, however the defender rapidly got here out and dedicated his future to Sevilla.
“I’m a Sevilla participant, I’m pleased right here,” he instructed Estadio Deportivo.
“There’s a phrase that we repeat rather a lot and generally plainly it’s mentioned with out considering, however the actuality is that on the earth of soccer we by no means know what will occur. In the mean time, I’m a Sevilla participant and I’m very targeted on what we now have to do as a staff. In the present day, I’m staying at Sevilla.”
But it surely appears Metropolis’s hopes of signing Kounde are nonetheless alive, because the Mail say that they had an preliminary provide rejected by Sevilla, who had signed him for £21m simply final summer season.
Now, it is claimed Metropolis are contemplating a better £46m provide, doubtlessly together with Nicolas Otamendi shifting the opposite means, with Sevilla contemplating whether or not such an enormous revenue in simply twelve months is value accepting a price decrease than his £82m launch clause.
In the meantime, Marca say Metropolis’s provide for Kounde was really round £50m, with Sevilla rejecting that and referring Metropolis to his launch clause. Additionally they repeat the reviews that Metropolis had an £82m bid for Jose Gimenez of Atletico Madrid rejected.