Centre Back Deal Close- Arsenal Representative On the Verge of Sealing Deal For Star Defender

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Borussia Dortmund’s negotiations with Sokratis Papastathopoulos have broken down and the player is now set to leave the German side.

The Gunners are reportedly best-placed to sign the player, who would cost around €15-20m (£13.23-£17.64m).

Report claims the Greek has offers from other English clubs, however, as well as some from Serie A. (Kicker)

Sokratis, who has played since his move in 2013 from Werder Bremen to the Ruhr 198 competitive games for Borussia Dortmund and has scored ten goals, the BVB-Former Group, previously consisting of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan enlarge.

Arsenal will have to go far into the new season to miss the injured Achilles tendon French international Laurent Koscielny.

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