Manchester United have reportedly had a bid rejected for Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé.
And according to transfer expert Duncan Castles, United have already submitted a bid worth €45million to sign the centre-back, but Sevilla have rejected that bid.
It’s reported that Sevilla sporting director Monchi wants at least €65million having received a bid of €55million for Koundé last summer, and the Frenchman has only improved since then.
United are said to have begun formal talks, but a bargain seems to be out of the question and that is down to a clause in Kounde’s contract.
When Sevilla signed the 22-year-old from Bourdeaux two years ago, they agreed a 30% sell-on fee.
That means that Sevilla will only be able to keep 70% of the fee they receive for Koundé, so they are not willing to part ways with him for a cut-price.
The centre-back was one of the best in his position across La Liga last season as Sevilla achieved their best-ever points total, and he is also impressing with France at this summer’s Euro 2020.
His release clause currently stands at €80million.