Barca could make Laporte move

Aymeric Laporte is a key member of the Athletic defence. Credit: PA

Barcelona's desire to find a competent centre-back to partner Gerard Pique could see them turn to Athletic Bilbao teenager Aymeric Laporte, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The French defender has become integral to Athletic's success this season, as they battle for the fourth Champions League slot in La Liga.

Basque outfit Athletic have no desire to sell the 19-year-old, but he does have a hefty release clause of €36million, should the Catalans want to push the boat out

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