Borussia Dortmund are reportedly set to sign Argentine defender Leonardo Balerdi in the current transfer window after agreeing on a fee of 16 million euros ($18.45m).
According to Bild Dortmund’s chief scout and a lawyer are in Argentina to finalize details with the 19-year-old Boca Juniors defender, who will be offered a contract until June 2023.
The clubs have agreed on a transfer fee and the center-back is expected to arrive in Dortmund at the end of next week for a medical. Â
Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said the German league leaders want to strengthen their defence to cover for Swiss center back Manuel Akanji, who is sidelined long-term by injury, with the current transfer window to close in Germany at 1700 GMT on January 31.
Dortmund’s scouting department is currently busy as they look to invest the Â£58 million ($74m) made from selling Christian Pulisic to Chelsea at the start of January.
Thorgan Hazard, 25, is also believed to be a target as he has yet to sign a contract extension to his current Gladbach deal which expires in 2020 and would reportedly cost Dortmund 42 million euros.
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