Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Laporte Will Be Available to Play for France - Not Spain

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Laporte Will Be Available to Play for France - Not Spain

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AYMERIC Laporte will continue to make himself available for France selection.

The City defender hoped to force his way into Didier Deschamps' World Cup plans when he made a January switch from Athletic Bilbao but did not make the final cut in what turned out to be the winning squad.

Laporte admitted in a summer interview that he felt jealous seeing Les Bleus come away from Russia with the trophy and there were reports that he could switch his allegiances to the Spanish national team.

However, the 24-year-old reaffirmed his commitment to France ahead of City's Champions League game with Lyon.

"I haven't had any news either way and what was said in regard to me playing for Spain," he said.

"It never happened and I don't think it will happen. …

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