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Tuesday's Manchester City transfer talk news roundup: Jules Kounde, Kalidou Koulibaly, Nelson Semedo

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester City on Tuesday, September 22.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Manchester City eye possible reinforcements.

The 2018-19 champions did not bring in a single player during the January transfer window, despite suffering a defensive shortage for much of the 2019-20 campaign, but they have already started their business for the summer.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Etihad.

Tuesday morning's Manchester City transfer talk news roundup:


Sevilla defender Jules Kounde agrees personal terms with Manchester City?

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde in Europa League action on August 21, 2020© Reuters

Manchester City are reportedly expected to finalise a deal for Jules Kounde after agreeing terms on a five-year contract with the Sevilla defender.

The Citizens are rumoured to have turned their focus to Kounde after accepting defeat in their long-running pursuit of Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly.

City have so far been unable to reach an agreement with Sevilla for the 21-year-old's services, but Foot Mercato suggests that a transfer is edging closer.

Kounde is said to be keen on a switch to the Etihad Stadium, but Pep Guardiola's men must now match Sevilla's supposed £64m valuation before the October 5 deadline.

City, who have already brought in centre-back Nathan Ake this window, kick off their Premier League campaign with a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.



Wolverhampton Wanderers 'closing in on Barcelona's Nelson Semedo'

Barcelona's Nelson Semedo in action with Real Madrid's Toni Kroos in La Liga at Camp Nou on December 18, 2019© Reuters

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly closing in on the signing of Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo.

On Saturday, it was claimed that Barca were in talks with a Premier League club over the Portugal international, who is believed to be surplus to requirements at Camp Nou.

Manchester City were linked with the 26-year-old earlier this summer, but according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Wolves are on the verge of signing the right-back.

Romano claims that a deal for the Portuguese will be completed "soon" as Wolves move to replace Matt Doherty following his switch to Tottenham Hotspur.

Semedo has been a regular for Barca since arriving from Benfica in 2017, making 124 appearances in all competitions, including 42 outings during the 2019-20 campaign.

The defender is expected to cost Nuno Espirito Santo's side in the region of £35m.


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