Aymeric Laporte

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Man City summer transfer plans: Guardiola wants to sign 22-year-old La Liga defender

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Following a shock Champions league exit, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is ready to conduct the biggest overhaul of the City squad since Abu Dhabi takeover in 2008.

City threw away a two-goal advantage to bow out to Monaco at the last 16 stage. For the first time in his career, Pep has failed to make it to the semi-finals of Europe’s biggest club competition.

2015 Premier League Summer Transfer Window: What Every Team Needs (Part I – Arsenal to Manchester United)

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In-demand £30m rated Man Utd and Arsenal target refuses to rule out leaving Spain

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In-demand Athletic Bilbao centre-back Laporte has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United or Arsenal, who have reportedly been tracking the rising star.

The 20-year-old has impressed in La Liga over recent seasons, resulting in him being tipped for a move to England.

Real Madrid and Manchester United preparing for summer battle over Aymeric Laporte

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Real Madrid and Manchester United are preparing themselves fora summerbattleover Athletic Bilbao center-back Aymeric Laporte. The France international is one of the hottest defensive properties in Europe and has reportedly been targeted by the world's two richest clubs.

United manager Louis van Gaal has made the 20-year-old defender one of his two main targets for this summer's transfer window the other being Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels.

Real Madrid and Manchester United preparing for summer battle over Aymeric Laporte

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Real Madrid and Manchester United are preparing themselves fora summerbattleover Athletic Bilbao center-back Aymeric Laporte. The France international is one of the hottest defensive properties in Europe and has reportedly been targeted by the world's two richest clubs.

United manager Louis van Gaal has made the 20-year-old defender one of his two main targets for this summer's transfer window the other being Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels.

Five Potential Replacements For John Terry At Chelsea

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Amidst everything Chelsea have been through in almost the last decade and a half, there has been one constant. John Terry, who made his debut for the Blues back in 1998 in a League Cup against Aston Villa, has gone on to become the most successful captain in the club's history.

6 Players That Arsenal Should Pursue In The January Transfer Window

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Although Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal brass had a successful summer transfer period (including signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers, David Ospina, and Danny Welbeck), there appears to still be unfinished business with incoming transfers. While Arsenal won't secure all of the following transfers, let's take a look at six possible transfer targets for the Gunners in the upcoming January transfer market.

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Antonio Conte could transform Chelsea's fortunes if he can sign these three players in January

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It’s fair to say that things haven’t quite gone to plan for Antonio Conte since his arrival at Chelsea.

The Italian arrived at Stamford Bridge with the reputation of a man who prioritises defensive strength and builds from the back.

However quite frankly, the Blues have been dreadful at the back this season, and they must make a change in January.

Laporte Spurns Man City To Stay With Athletic Bilbao

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A big blow for Pep Guardiola as Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has rejected the chance to join Manchester City and has instead signed a new contract with the Basque side until 2020. Laporte's new contract now has a release clause set at £51.5m, which will rise to £55m in 2018.

The French defender had been ready to move to Manchester in a £39 million deal worth a reputed £6.

Man City ‘target’ extends Bilbao deal

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Madrid (AFP) Young French centre-back Aymeric Laporte extended his contract with Athletic Bilbao on Monday despite reported interest from Manchester City.

The 22-year-old added a year to his existing deal and is now tied to the Basque club until June 2020, Bilbao said in a statement on Monday.

From Spain: Manchester United plot move for €50m star, scout report, stat comparisons

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Both Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Athletic Bilbao’s highly rated French defender Aymeric Laporte. La Liga champions Barcelona have been frequently linked with a move as well.

Bilbao’s remarkable transfer policy of signing players from Basque origin have contributed to their discovery of Laporte, who is only the second Frenchman to play for the club in its entire history.

Agreement reached: Man Utd's €50m target heading to Premier League, blow for Barcelona

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Catalan newspaper Sport claims that Barcelona have forfeited the race inthe signing of Athletic Bilbao's highly rated defender Aymeric Laporte. The European champions have been made aware that Laporte will be flying to the Premier League next summer.

From Spain: Man Utd prepare €50m bid to sign defender, contacts made, favourite to sign him

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Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte is undoubtedly one of the most highly rated centre-backs in world football at the moment. The French defender has been constantly linked with a move away from Bilbao, with top European clubs are vying for his signature.

Man Utd miss out on £35m target, Chelsea favourite to sign €45m star

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Manchester United target Aymeric Laporte will join Barcelona next summer, according to reports.

Daily Mirror claims the Atheltic Bilbao defender is certain to join the Blaugrana next summer in a deal worth £35m.

Top 10 La Liga best young players – The JF 60 – Class of 2014/2015 Review

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Manchester United target Aymeric Laporte focused on Copa del Rey final

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Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte is focused on tomorrow's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona despite speculation linking himwith a move to Manchester United.

The 21-year-old centre-back is one of the hottest properties in Europe, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all monitoring his situation at the Basque club.

Manchester United target Aymeric Laporte focused on Copa del Rey final

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Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte is focused on tomorrow's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona despite speculation linking himwith a move to Manchester United.

The 21-year-old centre-back is one of the hottest properties in Europe, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all monitoring his situation at the Basque club.

Jose Gaya, Pogba, Laporte… The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe, week 29

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Manchester United must sign Aymeric Laporte

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Manchester United's pursuit of a world class defender to fill up the void left by Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand could see the club going for established names in the summer. The likes of Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) and Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) have been considered as potential targets, and the general feeling that runs among the fans and journalists is United will spend heavily in the next transfer window to bolster their defence and midfield.

United to battle Real Madrid for defender

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Manchester United will face competition from Real Madrid in their bid to sign Athletic Bilbao's centre-backAymeric Laporte. The 20-year-old has been on United's radar for over 18 months and with Louis Van Gaal determined to bolster his defensive options, the France U21 international has emerged as one their main targets.

£31m defender happy to join Manchester United

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According to eminent Spanish journalist Guillem Ballague, Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte would be happy to join Manchester United if the Red Devils pay £31m ( €42m) release clause to the Andalusian club.

Manchester United preparing €42m move for Arsenal target

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It looks like as if Manchester United will go hammer and tongs in the upcoming January transfer market in their pursuit of a central defender. What else can you say when reports from England, France and even Spain are hinting towards the same.

The 10 Series 2014/15: 10 La Liga best young players to watch this season

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We've rated and slated the most exciting young players to watch in 2013 from England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and The Netherlands. NowThe 10 Series is back with our 2014/15 edition – thelowdown on 60 of the best young players in Europe this season.

Breaking from Spain: €42m price tag slapped on Arsenal and Manchester United target

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According to reports in Spain, Arsenal and Manchester United targetAymeric Laporte has signed a new contract with Athletic Bilbao which will see a €42mbuyout clause for the player's services.

Who is the €36m defender United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on?

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Reports in Spain over the weekend have suggested that Manchester United and Arsenal are closely monitoring the situation of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.

AS suggest that the Premier League due have been impressed with his form for the San Mames outfit this term, and are weighing up a summer move for the young French defender.

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United chase £32m defender

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Manchester United look set to test Athletic Bilbao's resolve in January with an offer for 20-year-old defender Aymeric Laporte, who's also on Arsenal and Chelsea's radar.

According to reports in some of today's newspapers, United have moved ahead of their rivals in the chase for the young centre-back after contacting Athletic via intermediaries here's hoping they weren't the same who tried to finalise the deal for Ander Herrera in the summer of 2013 as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options.

Now they say Laporte won't join | Barca Transfer Targets Getting Away

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I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche

Now they say he is not going to join us! For weeks we have been bombarded with stories of how Barca have identified Aymeric Laporte as one of teh defensive reinforcements.

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Thursday Kickoff: Cruyff, Pogba, Man City and more

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International action is upon us, and while one French star's potential future with an Italian powerhouse continues to be the talk of the town, a legend of the game has passed away.

Dutch goal-scorer Johan Cruyff, 68, died in Barcelona on Thursday after a battlewith cancer. (REPORT)

Paul Pogba has told Juventus he wants to stay with the Serie A club, according to Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta.

Generation Next: Five Spain U19 Young Talents Tipped For Big Things

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