Arsenal in advanced talks to agree deal for 6 ft 2 Bundesliga star

Arsenal have reportedly become the latest side to keep tabs on the Switzerland international Manuel Akanji.

Over the past multiple weeks, various reports have stated Manchester United’s interest in the player.


Two months ago, a German tabloid newspaper Bild claimed he dreams of sealing a switch to the Premier League in the summer window.

The centre-half’s desire to make a move to England has been backed by other reports. With the Gunners now joining the fray, the star’s options to pick a new location seem to have improved.

Borussia Dortmund man’s current deal expires in 2023 and has thus far not agreed a fresh contract with the board. Die Borussen already have deals in place for Nico Schlotterbeck and Niklas Sule to join them this summer.

With these two new players in the centre-back role, the latest report from the aforementioned source said it is almost impossible that Manuel will continue with the Bundesliga club beyond this season.

The defender is on the Londoners’ agenda. It is claimed Arsenal are said to have been asking around for Akanji. Apart from them, Juventus are also believed to be in the running for his signature.