Man Utd ‘willing to pay’ €70 million on Sevilla centre-back to solve problems

Manchester United are on the hunt for a new centre-back, and it appears they have a target in mind.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a new defender his priority for the upcoming summer transfer window after failing to bring one in last year.

Dayot Upamecano, who was one of United's targets, will join Bayern Munich at the end of the season, leaving Solskjaer and Ed Woodward looking elsewhere.

According to Spanish outlet Larazon, the Red Devils have identified Sevilla's Jules Kounde as their prime target.

They are apparently ready to spend €70million [£60m] for the defender, who was previously wanted by Liverpool in January.

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They'll face competition, however, as Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring him.

Reports suggest the Parisiens are reeling from missing out on Upamecano, and have also turned their attention elsewhere.

They are, however, still looking at Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, meaning the door could potentially be open for United to move for Kounde.

United could potentially have the upper hand in the race for 22-year-old Kounde, as they are apparently willing to blow the other teams out of the water financially.

While they are ready to pay £60m, the same cannot be said for either Madrid or PSG.

Madrid, according to Larazon, won't even come close to the figure United are ready to pay.

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  • Los Blancos are in the market for Bayern Munich's David Alaba, who will leave at the end of the season to make way for Upamecano.

    PSG could be tempted to meet the asking price of Seville, but Larazon claims that could depend on Kylian Mbappe's future.

    The French wonderkid has been linked with a move away this summer, and it seems the money PSG would receive could allow them to bid for Kounde without worrying about Financial Fair Play.

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