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Betting on Laporte future suspended, Evans odds-on for Arsenal move

Cian Carroll | 25 January 2018

Big moves for centre-back pair

Coral has suspended betting on Aymeric Laporte’s next club after taking a surge of bets on the Athletic Bilbao defender joining Manchester City.

A large number of bets were played on the French international joining up with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

Laporte was as short as 1/12 to move before traders closed their book.

Coral’s John Hill said: “We saw a flurry of bets for Laporte joining Manchester City late last night where it does now look like Pep has got his man this time around.”

Jonny Evans is also now odds-on at 2/5 to sign for Arsenal this month as his odds collapsed in the last 24 hours.

Manchester City, on the other hand, are out to 7/1 to secure the Northern Irishman’s signature following news of their reported move for Laporte.

“This could turn out to be a very good transfer window after all for Arsenal. They are now in the driving seat to sign Jonny Evans who looked most likely to join Manchester City earlier this month,” Hill added.

**Jonny Evans’ next club

2/5 Arsenal, 7/1 Manchester City, 20/1 Everton, 20/1 West Ham, 25/1 Chelsea

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