According to reports in Spain, a deal for the 20-year-old centre-back is “80 per cent done”.

Laporte, who is a boyhood United fan, is considered one of the best young defensive talents in the world.

He has become a mainstay of the Bilbao defence and is tipped to earn a call-up to the full France squad after impressing at youth level.

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal have watched him closely while Bayern Munich and Tottenham were also interested…

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