Borussia Dortmund reach agreement on personal terms with Rayan Cherki

Rayan Cherki
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Borussia Dortmund are growing more and more optimistic about their chances of signing Rayan Cherki, with an agreement now in place over personal terms with the attacking midfielder.

Rayan Cherki has an agreement in principle in place over personal terms with Borussia Dortmund, with Sky Sport claiming that he is set to be offered a long-term contract by the club. The two clubs are now in direct talks to find a solution, but the report adds that negotiations may take some time as BVB may need to sell a player first.

Borussia Dortmund are said to be confident of signing Cherki this summer, with those in charge pushing for a move for the 20 year old.

Borussia Dortmund looking to replace Marco Reus, Gio Reyna

Signing a new attacking midfielder is high on Borussia Dortmund’s list of priorities for the summer transfer window. Marco Reus has left the Black and Yellows on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract, while Gio Reyna is free to leave the club after falling out of favour. This leaves Julian Brandt as the only natural attacking midfielder in the BVB squad.

Cherki is thought to be Borussia Dortmund’s preferred alternative for the attacking midfield role, and the France youth international is keen to make the switch to the Westfalenstadion.

A transfer fee in the region of 15 million euros has been mentioned in the media in recent weeks, with just 12 months left on Cherki's current contract with Lyon.

It remains to be seen if and when the transfer will go through, but Borussia Dortmund would prefer to get the signing over the line soon. The BVB bosses have already brought in Waldemar Anton this summer, and are also set to sign Serhou Guirassy and Pascal Groß.

Rayan Cherki managed a total of three goals and nine assists for Lyon last season, and has plenty of experience under his belt despite his young age. He is rated very highly in France, and PSG are also said to be interested in signing him this summer.