Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Arsenal to bid for RB Leipzig’s Konate

Ibrahima Konate RB Leipzig

The Gunners have found a new centre-back target

Arsenal will make a formal offer for RB Leipzig defenderIbrahima Konate in the coming weeks, according toTodoFichajes.

Mikel Arteta is eager to sign the 21-year-old centre-back in January but Leipzig would prefer to sell him atseason’s end.

Inter could replace Lautaro Martinez with Wolves star Raul Jimenez, claims CalcioMercatoWeb.

Both Inter and Juventus have been tracking the Mexico international and Antonio Conte’s side could make a move for him should Lautaro depart in the summer.

Pep Guardiola says John Stones will get every opportunity atManchester Cityif he continues to impress after the defender bouncedback to top form.

The City boss brought in new centre-backs Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake at a cost of £102 million ($132m) in the summer to sort out the defensiveproblems that impacted their last campaign.

With Aymeric Laporte already at the club, Stones appeared to face an uncertain future after falling behind wantaway defender Eric Garcia and midfielder Fernandinho in the pecking order at the end of last season.

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