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Aymeric Laporte left out of Athletic Bilbao squad and set for Manchester City medical - report

Athletic Club v Eibar - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

There’s been a big update in the Aymeric Laporte to Manchester City saga with news that the defender is set for a medical with Pep Guardiola’s side on Tuesday,

Laporte has been left out of the Athletico Bilbao squad for Friday’s clash with Eibar, and seeing as he’s been a virtual ever present this season, his absence is pretty significant.

The plot has thickened though with Gianluca Di Marzio reporting that he will have a medical with City on Tuesday.

He’s due to fly in on Monday and City will pay a total of €70 million for his services and he’ll sign a five-year deal.

Pep Guardiola was obviously asked about Laporte in today’s pre-match press conference but didn’t really want to talk about the defender.

It’s pretty understandable Pep doesn’t want to talk about Laporte, given what happened previously, but all signs indicate that this is a deal that might just get done.