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Manchester United have been quoted £55million to sign an under the radar centre-back target this summer, while Arsenal missed out on a Barcelona star in the winter window.

Feb 12, 2021

Manchester United have been quoted £55million to sign an under the radar centre-back target this summer, while Arsenal missed out on a Barcelona star in the winter window  – according to Friday’s transfer gossip.
Manchester United have been told they must pay around £55million to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bolster his leaky defence in the next transfer window, with a new partner for Harry Maguire his top priority.
Real Madrid duo Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane have both been on United’s radar, with the latter said to be Solskjaer’s ‘dream’ signing.
However, Kounde has emerged as an under the radar option for the Red Devils.
Despite firing in attack, United have conceded 30 league goals this season from 23 matches. That is more than any other side in the top half of the table – barring Leeds.
A report in the Daily Express states that Solskjaer still has concerns over the quality of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Axel Tuanzebe.
To that end, United scouts have been tracking Kounde extensively in recent months.
The 22-year-old put in another impressive display as Sevilla beat Barcelo a 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.
And its claimed United will have to pay a fee of around £55m to bring the centre-back to Old Trafford.
That would potentially make him the second most-expensive defensive signing in the clubs history, behind only the £80m they spent on Maguire in 2019.
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