Premier League target has €20m price-tag

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Manchester United and Chelsea are among the Premier League clubs who have been set a €20million asking price for midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Both the Red Devils and the Blues, along with Arsenal and Manchester City, have been credited with an interest in the 20-year-old in recent weeks, as the transfer window moves towards its final stages this summer.

And, Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has warned that, if an interested party wants to land the French youth international, they’ll have to meet his minimum fee release clause.

“Kondogbia is not on the market - but whoever wants him has to pay his €20m (£17.2m) clause,” he said, according to The Daily Star.

“But please: any team that tries to sign him – don’t. We will consider it an attack."

The paper goes on to claim that Real Madrid are also interested in signing the player, who has built a strong reputation at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan since signing from Lens last season.

Kondogbia appears well built for the Premier League, and his arrival would certainly bolster Manchester United if they were able to land the defensive midfielder.

The Red Devils lack such a presence at the heart of their side, and David Moyes would welcome the additional bodies at Old Trafford after missing out on Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will know more about Kondogbia after manager Jose Mourinho’s recent spell in Spain with Los Blancos.

And, with ‘the special one’ favouring a 4-2-3-1 formation at Stamford Bridge, there is certainly space for a new signing to compete for a starting place next season.

Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini may have other ideas however, and won’t want the player to join their Premier League rivals.

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