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Arsenal closing €20M deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis

Arsenal are closing on a deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

BILD says the 29-year-old is likely to head to the Emirates this summer.

They say Arsenal are willing to hand Papastathopoulos a two-year contract to join the Gunners.

Dortmund will sell the defender for around £17.5m (€20m), with the German side already eyeing a replacement.

Mainz ace Abdou Diallo tops their transfer wishlist, with Dortmund readying a £22m (€25m) bid for the defender.

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