Manchester City are set to progress towards the signing of Aymeric Laporte on Monday as they near the completion of the £57m defender, while Arsenal have been told to pay Borussia Dortmund £60m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – or look elsewhere.
Laporte is due to undergo a medical on Monday ahead of his proposed transfer from Athletic Bilbao to City, with the 23-year-old France international ready to switch La Liga for the Premier League, despite the confusion that arose on Saturday when his manager, Jose Angel Ziganda, claimed there would be no deal.
Arsenal’s pursuit of Aubameyang remains in limbo after Dortmund revealed that they have rejected “several bids” from Arsenal, but talks remain ongoing and there is still a chance of the Gunners meeting the £60m valuation that would secure them a new striker.
Finally, both Manchester United and City are set to battle it out in the race to sign Shakhtar Donetsk’s midfielder Fred, with the Brazilian linked with a move to the Premier League.
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