Borussia Dortmund are reportedly locked in transfer talks with FC Basel over the future of Swiss defender Manuel Akanji. The 22-year-old has been highly coveted by the German outfit, and a deal is expected to be thrashed out within the month.
The Bundesliga returns at the end of the week from the winter break, and Dortmund host Wolfsburg come Sunday, before travelling to Hertha BSC the following Friday.
While no one expects anything to be sorted in time for their first game back, there is a slight optimism that Akanji could be employed at the Signal Iduna Park by the time the team travel to Berlin.
However, there are complications - according to Blick. Basel are demanding that Dortmund offer more than the already submitted sum of