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According to Spanish media outlet AS, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is persuading Sevilla defender Jules Kounde to reject Chelsea and join Real Madrid instead.
Chelsea have been linked with the centre back in recent weeks, who has impressed in his two years in Spain since joining from Bordeaux in 2019.
Premier League rivals Manchester United are also interested in the 22 year old defender, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeing him as the ideal partner for Harry Maguire in United’s defence.
Real Madrid are expected to lose Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos this summer and Zidane hopes to sign Kounde as a replacement.