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The Daily Bee (June 19th, 2018): Diallo reportedly in Dortmund for negotiations

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Bild claim Borussia Dortmund will not buy Michy Batshuayi. Dortmund’s decision makers don’t seem convinced that he’s the right striker going forward and are not willing to pay the 40€ million price tag that Chelsea have supposedly put on him.

These are a lot of claims made by Bild that are rather questionable. There is still no sign that Chelsea have decided what to do about their striker situation with Morata, Giroud and Batshuayi. Even if they did decide to sell Batshuayi a 40€ million price tag seems very low and it would surely not deter BVB who were willing to pay that fee for Lautaro Martinez.

According to RMCsport Abdou Diallo has arrived in Dortmund on Tuesday morning for contract negotiations. The deal could be finalized shortly and the transfer of the 22-year-old centerback could move from Mainz 05 to Borussia Dortmund for 25€ million.

Diallo-Akanji could build BVB’s center of the defense for years to come. 25€ million seems like a hefty price tag for a player without any international experience but BVB would get an extremely talented defender who can develop into a world-class centerback.

Daily Buzz: Guerreiro, Delaney, Reus and Akanji have already played, Kagawa and Piszczek will play their first game today. Which BVB-player has had the best performance so far?