With the transfer window in full swing, The Hard Tackle takes a look at five of the most highly sought-after defenders in Europe this summer.
Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a move to sign Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao this summer.
Aymeric Laporte is reportedly eager to make the switch from Athletic Bilbao to Real Madrid in the summer.
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.