Pep Guardiola wants a complete makeover of the Man City defence as he eyes the two hottest defensive prospects in Europe.
Manchester City have reportedly set a deadline for the French defender to make up his mind about whether he wants to join Pep Guardiola in the Premier League next season.
With Pep Guardiola set to take the office soon at the club, Manchester City have begun to move thick and fast having completed a deal to secure Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan transfer to the Etihad.
Manchester City look set to hijack arch rivals Manchester United's transfer target Aymeric Laporte, as reports from Spain reveal that Pep Guardiola is prepared to match Athletic Bilbao's asking price of £39 million.
Aymeric Laporte has dealt a blow to both Manchester United and Manchester City's hopes of signing him by pledging his loyalty to Spanish club Athletic Bilbao.
With Brazilian centreback Marquinhos reportedly unhappy with his current situation at PSG, Arsenal FC have joined the race to sign the defender, according to reports from France.
The 21-year-old defender has been a target at Old Trafford and might be bought in next summer window.
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Long term Manchester United target Aymeric Laporte has signed a contract extension with Athletic Bilbao with a release clause of €50 million
Football leagues across the world are entering the final stages of this season and that usually means frantic efforts on field to improve the finishing position. One other person whose action intensifies during this part of the season is the scout. Top clubs need to keep replenishing their talent pool to stay at the top of their domestic leagues and one player who is popping up on the radars of a lot of English clubs, that include Manchester United, Manchester City Arsenal and Chelsea, is Aymeric Laporte. Laporte is a 20 year old French central defender who plies his trade at La Liga club Athletic Bilbao. At such a young age, Laporte has already become one of the first names to go onto the team sheet on match day, having played 27 of the 32 games in the league season. Laporte is a tall and physically dominating defender. He tackles well and his takeons usually end successfully. Apart from this Laporte also […]