Report: Bartra to join Real Betis

Real Betis will complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Batra this week, according to reports in Spain.

Bartra, 27, has made a total of 51 appearances for Borussia Dortmund since joining from Barcelona in the summer of 2016 with El Mundo Deportivo reporting on Tuesday that a deal is virtually done.

This follows up on reports in Marca and Gianluca Di Marzio from the weekend which both reported a deal is close, with a permanent transfer thought to be the most likely option.

The German giants signed Manuel Akanji from FC Basel this month with Bild initially reporting Los Verdiblancos have registered an interest in the former Blaugrana player.

Betis missed out on full-back Miguel Layun, who has instead joined city rivals Sevilla.

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