Athletic Bilbao Rumors & News

  • Laporte move to Manchester City imminent "There could be yet another big name departure at Athletic Club this summer, with Manchester City looking to tie up a deal for Aymeric Laporte over the coming days.The French defender has had an offer on the table since March, but the Basques are notoriously hard negotiators and will look to recoup..." June 11

  • De Gea and Muniain implicated in sexual abuse case "Spanish national team footballers David de Gea and Iker Muniain have both been implicated in the ongoing case against pornography entrepreneur Ignacio Allende Fernandez, better known as Torbe. A witness in the case - in which Torbe is accused of human trafficking for purposes of sexual..." June 10

  • Manchester City ready to pay £39m to sign Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte

    The Guardian "Manchester City are ready to pay the €50m (£39m) release clause to sign the French defender Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao as Pep Guardiola steps up his recruitment drive for next season. City confirmed the signing of the Germany midfielder Ilkay Gündogan from Borussia Dortmund on..." June 03

  • Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte transfer chase still on despite injury expected to sideline him FOUR months

    Daily Mirror "Pep Guardiola wants to sign Atletico Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte for Manchester City – even though he is currently out with a major injury, writes Chris Hatherall in the Sunday People. Laporte, 22, is regarded as one of the top centre-backs in Spain, and City have already assured his agent..." April 03

  • Manchester City target Aymeric Laporte faces surgery after leg fracture

    The Guardian "The Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, reportedly a summer target of Manchester City, is likely to face a long period out after his club confirmed he had sustained a broken leg and dislocated ankle. Laporte, who has been mooted as a long-term replacement for Vincent Kompany and is known..." March 26

  • Pep Guardiola could make £39.6m Aymeric Laporte his first signing at Manchester City

    The Telegraph "Manchester City could push to make Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte one of their first signings under new manager Pep Guardiola. Guardiola is an admirer of the France under-21 international, with reports in Spain suggesting City have agreed to meet the £39.6m release clause in the..." March 25

  • Manchester City holding off Liverpool and Arsenal to sign Spanish star

    The Express "MANCHESTER CITY are heading the list of top clubs watching exciting Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams. The fact that the Spanish Under-21 international has just signed a new contract with a release clause of 50 million euros hasn’t put City off. The 21-year-old is rated a top prospect..." January 24

  • Liverpool monitor Athletic Bilbao’s €20m-rated forward Iñaki Williams

    The Guardian "Liverpool are monitoring Athletic Bilbao’s forward Iñaki Williams, who has a release clause in his contract of €20m and has also attracted interest from Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid. The 21-year-old is a product of Bilbao’s academy and has scored 10 goals this season for them playing as a..." January 16