Sevilla sporting director doubts Man City have an agreement with Jules Kounde

Kounde’s Sevilla stint

Jules Kounde has been honing his craft with Sevilla for just over a year now.

The 21-year-old joined the Spanish outfit last summer from Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux.

Sevilla are understood to have paid around £22.5m to bring the stopper to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium.

And the Frenchman went on to feature 40 times last season, playing a key role in his side’s Europa League triumph.

Sevilla are since yet to get their 2020/21 La Liga campaign underway, though they have a European Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich coming up on Thursday.

Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola reacts after a goal scored by his team during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City FC at the OSK Metalist stadium in Kharkiv on September 18, 2019. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

‘There is no agreement with City’

Kounde’s exploits have now seemingly landed him on the radar of Manchester City.

It was reported last week that Man City are looking at a deal for the Frenchman, with Sevilla said to be interested in Nicolas Otamendi.

The same report added that the young stopper has a release clause of just over £82m.

However, according to a report from The Times on Tuesday, Sevilla are willing to part ways with Kounde for less than that. They also, however, claim Sevilla say they have knocked City back in their first bid.

Sevilla’s sporting director has also commented on the Kounde to City rumours, with Monchi stating that he doubts the centre-back has an agreement with Pep Guardiola’s side:

“I doubt very much that Koundé has an agreement with City because he has a contract with Seville.

“There is no agreement with City. It’s certain that in the last few days we have received interest from one club for Jules.

“They submitted an offer that was assessed by the board and it was rejected. If they come back [with another offer], we will listen and we will respond.”

Quotes via The Times.

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