La­porte on Brink Of City Move

Iran News - - SPORTS -

LON­DON (Dis­patches) Manch­ester City look set to wrap up the sign­ing of Aymeric La­porte but Arse­nal’s move for Pier­reEm­er­ick Aubameyang hinges on other trans­fers be­ing agreed as Pre­mier League clubs scram­ble to beat Wed­nes­day’s dead­line.

Span­ish club Ath­letic Bil­bao posted a leav­ing mes­sage from La­porte on their Twit­ter feed on Mon­day, say­ing his 65 mil­lion eu­ros ($80 mil­lion) re­lease clause had been paid and re­ports said he was due to travel to Manch­ester.

It means Pep Guardi­ola’s Pre­mier League lead­ers are set to sur­pass the £55 mil­lion they paid for Bel­gium at­tack­ing mid­fielder Kevin de Bruyne -La­porte’s trans­fer fee trans­lates as £57 mil­lion.

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