Official: Jules Koundé tested positive for coronavirus

FC Sevilla announced in an official statement that Jules Koundé was positive at COVID-19.

The Andalusian club announced in an official statement on Thursday evening that French central defender Jules Koundé was positive at COVID-19.

The hopeful international was subjected to a PCR test on his return from selection on Tuesday, since that day he has not been in contact with other players in the Sevilla squad.

The asymptomatic player has been placed in isolation in his home,

And Kounde will now miss next week’s Champions League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The centre-back, 21, will also be sidelined for LaLiga games against Granada and Eibar.

But he could make his return to action in Europe against Rennes in a fortnight.

Europa League winner Kounde was strongly linked with a move to Manchester City over the summer.

But they eventually opted for Benfica’s Ruben Dias instead.

And Kounde is now reported to be a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United are searching for a new centre-back after struggling in defence this season.

And Kounde’s fine performances in 40 games last term has seen him emerge as Solskjaer’s top choice.

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