Manchester City agree personal terms with Jules Kounde, with just the fee to be decided

Jules Kounde
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Europa League-winning defender Jules Kounde is close to a Manchester City transfer, according to reports.

Despite signing Nathan Aké from Bournemouth this summer for around £40m, City are keen on adding another centre-back to their ranks. With Vincent Kompany departing the club last year and Aymeric Laporte struggling with injuries over the last 12 months, City have looked threadbare at the back - which is one of the key reasons that they surrendered their title so meekly last season.

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