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Manchester City agree club-record deal for Athletic star Aymeric Laporte

Guardiola does not believe he can rely on Kompany or Mangala anymore (Picture: Getty)

Manchester City are on the verge of completing a deal for Athletic centre-back Aymeric Laporte with the Premier League leaders ready to deposit his buy-out clause, according to reports.

Pep Guardiola’s side are 12 points clear at the top of the table, though Pep Guardiola remains concerned about the options available to him at centre-back.

City had been linked with West Brom’s experienced defender Jonny Evans, but now Spanish radio show El Partidazo de COPE report that it is Laporte who will move to the Etihad.