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Manchester City in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji

Manchester City are in talks over a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji.

Swiss international Akanji is into the final year of his contract and has yet to make an appearance for Dortmund this season.

City boss Pep Guardiola would not rule out bringing in more signings before Thursday’s transfer deadline when he spoke to the press in his news conference ahead of Wednesday’s game against Nottingham Forest.


Asked about any further transfer business, he said: “I don’t know, I don’t know what will happen.”Akanji has been a target for Inter Milan this summer, according to Sky in Italy.

They have been reporting this window that Dortmund want between £13m (€15m) and £17m (€20m) to sell him.

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Akanji has fallen down the pecking order at Dortmund

City have four senior centre-backs in their squad, but Aymeric Laporte has yet to make an appearance this season due to injury. Ruben Dias, John Stones and Nathan Ake have competed for minutes but the latter is also currently also sidelined.


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Title: Manchester City in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji
Sourced From: www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12685382/manchester-city-in-talks-to-sign-borussia-dortmund-centre-back-manuel-akanji
Published Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 15:13:00 BST

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