Sevilla sporting director Monchi has revealed that the La Liga side have indeed rejected an offer for Jules Kounde from Manchester City and that the Frenchman hasn’t agreed personal terms with the Premier League side. The Cityzens are looking into the possibility of signing the Kounde this summer.
Having struggled defensively last season, Manchester City have been looking to improve their defensive line this season and have already started proceedings into the same. The Cityzens have signed Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake as one of their first summer moves but are still looking into adding another defender to the team. Kalidou Koulibaly has been touted as their top move but the move has come to a standstill as Napoli and City haven’t managed to come to an agreement over a fee.
That has seen the Premier League club move on to other targets with them considering a €55 million move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. The Frenchman signed for the La Liga side last summer in a €25 million move but has seen his stock rise considerably over the last year with City now making him their top defensive target. However, Monchi has revealed that the club have rejected an offer for Kounde from Manchester City although they are open to a better bid. He also added that there has been no agreement on personal terms.
"I doubt that Kounde has an agreement with Man City because he has a contract with us. It's true, in the last days we received an offer from a club to sign Kounde, he heard about it and we rejected it. If they make another offer, we will listen to them again and we will answer but only we can choose when we will answer them. I know Kounde pretty well, and I'm sure he is focused on how he will defend against [Robert] Lewandowski, [Leroy] Sane, [Serge] Gnabry or [Thomas] Muller," Monchi told a press conference.