It’s clear that Kounde is seen as a backup option should United’s pursuit of Varane crumble.
The Frenchman, who played alongside Varane in Didier Deschamps team at this summer’s Euro 2020, is highly rated after two stellar seasons at Sevilla.
He possesses pace, power and an impressive ability to read the game at such a young age.
Tottenham Hotspur have also been heavily linked with a move for his services following Nuno Espirito Santo’s appointment as head coach.
He’d be a significant investment for any club, though, especially as many still feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.