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Borussia Dortmund are stepping up their interest in Mainz defender and Arsenal target Abdou Diallo.
According to Bild, Dortmund have tabled a €22 million bid for the player as they look to secure his signature.
The defender, who impressed at Mainz last season, has been a transfer target for both teams for quite some time.
However, Sokratis’ impending move to Arsenal is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks and Diallo could be considered as his long-term replacement at Dortmund.
Lucien Favre is looking to re-shape the Dortmund defence this summer and Diallo has been one of the club’s key transfer targets.
The 22-year-old played 30 times in all competitions last season for a Mainz side who narrowly avoided relegation.