Manchester United is set for a shock move for Chelsea target, Jules Kounde, following the arrival of Ralf Rangnick as the Red Devils interim manager.
SuperDeporte reports that Manchester United are ‘well placed’ to make a swoop for the highly-rated Sevilla defender.
The report added that Sevilla are already on the hunt for a replacement for Kounde.
Kounde is considered as one of the most promising young defenders in the world and has attracted interest from several top clubs, including Chelsea in the past.
The 23-year-old wanted to move to Chelsea last summer, with the Champions League holders keen to do a deal for him.
Chelsea initially believed they had reached an agreement over Kounde’s fee, only for Sevilla to raise their asking price for the centre-back by £12.8million to £68.5m, a figure which the Stamford Bridge club refused to match.
Meanwhile, speaking about Kounde, Sevilla’s sporting director, Monchi, said in August this year that they will sell the player to Chelsea or other clubs if an acceptable bid is tabled for the France defender.
“Many clubs have asked for Kounde,” Monchi said.
“Of course, there is interest, but no official offer is on the table.
“I don’t know what is going to happen. We will sell if an important bid arrives, this is our policy to improve the team.”
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World Cup: De Bruyne, Hazard Clash In Dressing Room After Shock Morocco Defeat
A number of Belgium players were involved in a dressing bust-up after their shock 2-0 defeat to Morocco at the 2022 World Cup.
According to RTL Sport, Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, and captain Eden Hazard clashed after the match.
Tensions were already high after De Bruyne told reporters before the game that the team was “probably too old” to win the trophy.
Those tensions now appear to have reached boiling point, as the three players let their tempers erupt following the loss.
It is understood that De Bruyne, Hazard and Vertonghen had to be separated by Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku.
The emotionally-charged changing room could prove disastrous ahead of their final group stage fixture against Croatia.
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World Cup: Benzema To Return To France Squad
Karim Benzema could make a surprising return to the France squad at the 2022 World Cup.
The 34-year-old had initially been ruled out through injury.
Benzema was expected to miss the entire tournament with a thigh problem.
France head coach, Didier Deschamps, opted not to call up a replacement and has continued with Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman and Marcus Thuram.
However, RMC Sport claims that Benzema could still return to the France setup as he returns to full training this week at Real Madrid.
Benzema could be fit enough to take part in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
FIFA rules permit players to return to their squads if they recover from injury if they had initially been named in the tournament squad before being ruled out.Follow Us On Social Media 👇