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Manchester City are interested in signing Jules Kounde as a replacement for Nathan Ake

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Manchester City are interested in signing Jules Kounde. The French defender will be a replacement for Nathan Ake. Chelsea are currently in advanced negotiations with City for Nathan Ake.

The club remain busy in the transfer market despite splashing out nearly £100million on Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips. However, the club will only spend when needed.

MANCHESTER CITY AND JULES KOUNDE TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY

Pep Guardiola is happy to let Nathan Ake join Chelsea. However, he wants another center-half to replace him in the squad. It also seems like they have not wasted any time in scouting for a replacement. According to the reports, they are interested in the services of Kounde from Sevilla. The French defender was also linked with Chelsea last summer.

However, it seems Chelsea have abandoned the race for him. The negotiations with Sevilla were also difficult. Although, it seems like Manchester City have now entered the frame. However, they will have to splash out a fee of £65million for the defender. The report also adds that City will only sanction the move if they are able to get £45 million for Nathan Ake.

THE FRENCH DEFENDER IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ONLY NEW PLAYER AT ETIHAD STADIUM

Kounde will not be the only new player arriving at City. The club are also targeting a new left-back. They are currently in negotiations for Brighton’s left-back Marc Cucurella. However, the negotiations have slowed down in recent days due to departures at the club. Although, the club is set to again start the negotiations for the Spanish left-back.

Brighton are also asking for £50 million for Cucurella. Departures are also expected at the club. Raheem Sterling is all set to join Chelsea. The deal of Nathan Ake is in advanced negotiations. Pep Guardiola only wants players that are fully committed to the cause. They have already confirmed the signings of Erling Haaland, Kalvin Philips, Stefan Ortega, and Julian Alvarez this summer transfer window.

Kounde kept 15 clean sheets in 32 games for Sevilla. He is highly prized by Sevilla. However, the defender is desperate for the big move. However, his price is very high for potential buyers. City are also linked with RB Leipzig’s defender Josko Gvardiol.

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