Manchester City is closing in on an agreement to sign Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund.
The Athletic claims talks between the two clubs are ongoing over a £15 million deal.
But City is optimistic about getting the transfer done for Akanji.
The 27-year-old is into the final year of his contract in Germany and is yet to make an appearance for Dortmund this season.
In another department, Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has said there is ‘still time’ for Liverpool to add a midfielder to their ranks before the summer transfer window closes.
Addressing the press on Tuesday, the German revealed there are individuals he feels will enhance their squad.
He, however, acknowledged the difficulty of the situation but insists he is happy with who he already had at his disposal.
“The closer we get to the last minute, the more unlikely it gets. We are not out but it’s really difficult,” he said