Man City want to lower the cost of Sevilla centre-back by offering defender in the deal

Adam Booker

Dani Gil of Mundo Deportivo reports that Manchester City want to lower the cost of a deal for Jules Koundé and are studying the option of including Nicolas Otamendi in a proposal. 

Sevilla, however, are 'not quite convinced' by that option. A source close to Sevilla had this to say on the Spanish club’s wishes in this deal:

“If the club receives a proposal of more than €60M plus variables, it will sell. We are talking about half of it's annual budget.”

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Koundé is reported to have a €68M release clause but City are rumoured to prefer offloading Otamendi, who is surplus to requirements, to lessen the price of the 21-year-old defender. The two clubs are not too far apart in valuations for the young frenchman so a deal should eventually be agreed.

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