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The Daily Bee (June 5th, 2018): Sokratis close to joining Arsenal

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  • BVB-players making the World Cup

In total 6 players from Borussia Dortmund have made the World Cup rosters for their respective countries: Marco Reus (Germany), Shinji Kagawa (Japan), Lukasz Piszczek (Poland), Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal), Roman Bürki and Manuel Akanji (Switzerland). Technically you could also include Michy Batshuayi in this list who made Belgium’s World Cup team. Congrats to all of them!

It has been rumored for weeks, now it seems close to being made official. Sokratis will leave Borussia Dortmund and join Arsenal London, the transfer is rumored to be 17€ million. The Greek defender is reportedly in London to have his medical and finalize the deal with the Gunners.

According to a report from Sportbuzzer Lucien Favre wants Dortmund to sign Jean-Michel Seri from his former club OGC Nice. Seri had two of his best years under Favre and would be an ideal fit for BVB’s central midfield. However the 26-year-old wouldn’t come cheap, the French club would reportedly demand a transfer fee of 35€ million for their star.