Sevilla FC centre-back Jules Kounde is the focus of Manchester United’s attention as they look to sign a new defender.
United’s interest in strengthening the heart of their defence has been no secret, as they have been linked with various players in that position, including Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic among others.
In fact, according to Falk, Varane is now the top option on Chelsea’s centre-back shortlist — something that may have played a part in United’s decision to place their focus elsewhere in La Liga.
With that said, those at Old Trafford have long been linked with a potential move for the 22-year-old, who has made 43 appearances across all competitions for Sevilla so far this term, as well as featuring at the Under-21 European Championships for France.
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Whoever does come in to strengthen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defence will accompany club captain Harry Maguire, with neither Victor Lindelof nor Eric Bailly able to completely make the position their own.