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Arsenal Transfer News: Arsenal ready to launch £25m bid for Borussia Dortmund defender

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Arsenal Transfer News: Arsenal ready to launch £25m bid for Borussia Dortmund defender

Arsenal are supposedly arranging a £25m move for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji.

The Gunners are in the market for another defender this summer notwithstanding the way that William Saliba is expected to arrive at the club following a loan spell at Saint-Etienne.

Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti is being connected with Mikel Arteta’s side, yet as per FussballTransfers, the capital giants are arranging a £25m deal for Akanji.

The report guarantees that Arsenal held talks with BVB in January over a potential summer deal, and the 24-year-old could now be going to the Emirates Stadium in time for the 2020-21 campaign.

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Manuel Akanji, played at Basel before joining Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, has made many appearances for Lucien Favre’s side during the 2019-20 campaign, with 24 outings for the Bundesliga.

The Switzerland International likewise played the full an hour and a half as BVB recorded a 4-0 win over Schalke 04 on their return to Bundesliga action a weekend ago.

Arsenal needs new center-back to stand a chance of competing for silverware or top four, they have been awful at the back recently.

A bid of £25m has been launched for Manuel Akanji.

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