Manchester City Closing In On Deal For Aymeric Laporte

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The Sun (UK)

Manchester City is closing in on a deal to sign Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao, according to ESPN FC.

Laporte, 23, has a buyout clause worth €65 million (£57m) and Manchester City are hopeful that a deal can be completed before the closing of the transfer window on Wednesday.

Laporte is considered one of the best young defenders in Europe and Pep Guardiola is seeking a new defender to add to the club, looking to compensate for injuries to Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph.