Manchester City are close to an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for defender Manuel Akanji.
Negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing over a €17.5m deal and there is optimism on both sides that an agreement will be reached before Deadline Day, reports The Athletic.
This is a surprise move on Man City’s behalf as the Manchester club already have four defenders in Dias, Laporte, Stones and Ake.
Akanji is also coming off the back of a poor season in Germany and has lost his place in Dortmund’s first 11 and is yet to make an appearance for the Bundesliga club this season.
The centre-back is into his final year with Borussia Dortmund, which allows City to pick him up for a low fee and Pep Guardiola will now be looking to help him discover his form so he can contribute to the Premier League champion’s season.
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Leicester City are also interested in Akanji and were said to be weighing up a loan move for the Borussia Dortmund star, according to the Daily Mail.
The Foxes are now set to miss out on the 27-year-old to Man City, in what has been a miserable window for Brendan Rodgers.