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Real Madrid to rival Manchester United for Europa League winner

Real Madrid and Man United to compete for Kounde

Real Madrid could go head-to-head with Manchester United in the race to sign Jules Kounde during the next transfer window.

The Spanish champions are bracing for the departure of club-captain Sergio Ramos with his contract expiring at the end of June.

Meawhile, they are also uncertain whether Raphael Varane will extend his deal which is set to expire in less than 17 months’ time.

Bayern Munich’s David Alaba has been touted to join them on a free transfer, but they may potentially be in the market for another centre-back.

According to Marca, Kounde is a potential target for Los Blancos after enhancing his reputation with some top-notch displays this term.

Kounde, formerly of Bordeaux, scored a stunning solo goal against Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday night. 

United are interested in the defender as they want a new partner for Harry Maguire. Sevilla are set to demand around £60m for him this summer.

The 22-year-old has made 70 appearances for Sevilla, bagging five goals and one assist. He was part of the Europa League-winning side last term.

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