Real Madrid are weighing up a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

ESPN says the 21-year-old defender enjoyed a great season with Sevilla under ex-Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane was interested in the French player last season – even though Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos are his first choice centre-backs.

Zizou is keen to keep his options open ahead of next season.

Zidane has been impressed with Koundé’s tactical mind and intelligence as well as his positioning and speed – a quality which Real Madrid look for in a central defender.