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Dortmund defender 'could sign new contract and join Inter'

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Dan Burke

Borussia Dortmund could have found a solution in their attempt to receive a transfer fee for Manuel Akanji.

With just one year remaining on his contract at the Westfalenstadion, Akanji’s future has been the subject of much speculation, and Dortmund are reportedly keen to sell the Swiss international this summer rather than lose him for nothing in 12 months.

Inter have emerged as a potential destination for the 27-year-old in recent days, but the Italian giants are understood to be reluctant to meet BVB’s €20m valuation of the player.

On Monday, Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the two clubs could be on the verge of a compromise which would see Akanji extending his contract with Dortmund until 2024 and joining Inter on loan for the 2022/23 season, with the Serie A club then having an obligation to make the transfer permanent next summer.

Akanji joined Dortmund from Swiss club Basel in 2018 and has so far made 157 appearances for the club, but his desire for a new challenge is reportedly why he has previously been unwilling to extend his contract with the Bundesliga giants.

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