Manchester City look towards Laporte. Can Arsenal steal a move on Jonny Evans?

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been on the lookout for a new centre-back this month, and it appears that he has finally found his player in Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Bilbao. According to Sky Sports, City are considering triggering the £60m release clause for the French defender. The report mentions that talks are ongoing between the two sides and are expected to continue on Tuesday. The Citizens have held a long-term interest in the 23-year-old, and they unsuccessfully attempted to sign him back in 2016. In the last few…

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Manchester United star could be in big trouble: report

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could find himself in huge trouble, according to reports. A protected witness, from the case of famous Spanish porn director Torbe, has accused De Gea of sexual assault. The woman has also named Real Madrid midfielder Isco and Atheltic Bilbao winger Iker Muniain as De Gea’s accomplices in the assault. The alleged assault took place in 2012 when all three players were members of Spain U21 squad. Spanish publication El Diario originally published the story and named De Gea, Muniain and a third unknown…

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Manchester City have beaten Manchester United in the pursuit of La Liga star defender

Manchester City are set to complete a £39.2 million move for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to Daily Mail. Incoming City manager Pep Guardiola has identified the French star as one of the players who can improve the club’s defence next season. Laporte has a £39.2 million release clause in his contract with the Basque club and Guardiola has urged the City board to ensure that the France U-21 plays at the Etihad Stadium next season. The 21-year-old, who has been ruled out for six months after breaking his…

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Aymeric Laporte’s club worried that Man United and Chelsea will be able to trigger his £36m buyout clause in January

Athletic Bilbao are worried that they will not be able to prevent defender Aymeric Laporte joining Manchester United, Chelsea, or Arsenal in January like they were able to during the summer, the Daily Express report. The La Liga side were able to keep hold of the highly-rated centre-back during the off-season after telling any interested party that they would need to trigger his £36m buyout clause (via Express), and while that stance prevented any movement previously, it seems that Bilbao will be helpless during the winter window. The Express report…

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Man United considering bid for Spanish Super Cup winning defender Aymeric Laporte

Manchester United are considering the possibility of making a bid for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to the Metro. The promising 21-year-old was part of the side that stunned everyone by humiliating Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. The tie was essentially over after the first leg, when a Aritz Aduriz hat-trick helped the Basque side clinch a 4-0 win. They followed it up with a 1-1 draw in the Nou Camp to claim their first trophy for over 20 years. Despite Laporte’s tender age, he has established himself…

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