Dortmund win Akanji race


Borussia Dortmund are set to win the race to sign Manuel Akanji from Basel in this current transfer window.

The highly-rated 22-year-old Switzerland international central defender has been linked with a host of clubs this month having enjoyed an impressive spell in his homeland with Basel since 2015.

Premier League trio Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton had all been named as potential suitors, but reports claim Dortmund are set to secure Akanji’s services despite the two clubs being around 5million euros apart in their respective valuations earlier in the week.

No fee has been mentioned, but it is expected that a deal will go through in the coming days.