Dortmund eye Yanga-Mbiwa

Agent says young defender likely to move to Germany

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa: Newcastle move unlikely with Borussia Dortmund reported to be favourites

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Borussia Dortmund are reported to have joined the chase for Montpellier star Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, with his agent claiming a German move is an option.

Borussia Monchengladbach are already firmly in the hunt for his signature, and now his agent has admitted he is much more likely to move to Germany rather than England.

Newcastle were reported to be leading the chase for the highly-rated 23-year-old but he has now admitted that Yanga-Mbiwa is unlikely to head to the Premier League.

"We haven't talked to Newcastle," his agent Tim Hagar told The Journal.

"It is not true that there has been an approach and he won't go to Newcastle. I don't know where he will be going but we have interested clubs in Germany.

"I think he will go to Germany - I don't know why Newcastle haven't followed up their interest."

Yanga-Mbiwa was called up to France's provisional squad for the European Championship but failed to make the final cut.

It has also been reported in France that Yanga-Mbiwa, along with fellow prized assets Younes Belhanda and Olivier Giroud, could yet opt to remain with the shock French champions for another 12 months.