Arsenal Increase Bid For Borussia Dortmund Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos

It has been reported that Arsenal have increased their bid for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

The Sunday Express claims that the Gunners are closing in on signing Papastathopoulos after increasing their bid to £15.8m.

The Gunners had submitted a bid of £10.9million this week but it was turned down as Dortmund have demanded an offer closer to their £20million valuation of the defender.

Arsenal are looking to finalise the deal for Papastathopoulos as they look for a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen who joined Barcelona in August.

Papastathopoulos joined Dormund last summer from Werder Bremen in £7.5million move.

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