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Barcelona rival Arsenal & Manchester United for signing of imposing French starlet

La Liga giants rival Prem pair for incredible defender.

Barcelona want to rival the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United for the signing of highly-rated Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte, according to sources in Spain.

The Catalan giants are long-time admirers of the French starlet, who is widely regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in the European game at the moment.

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Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and other big names have also looked at Laporte in the past, but Fichajes.net now claims Barca will revive their interest in him when their transfer ban ends in January.

Luis Enrique’s side have been unable to register new players in recent months, but are planning a busy January with moves for Laporte and possible additions in midfield.

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