Akanji recently had a transfer scandal with Leicester City, and German media reported that Dortmund may release people. However, the "West German Report" claimed that because the transfer window was closed on October 5, Dortmund could hardly find Akanji's stand-in in such a short period of time, and the Hornets did not let the Swiss defender leave the team.
"Mirror" previously reported that Leicester City wanted Akangji, and the player transfer fee was 20 million Euros. German media also confirmed the Blue Fox's interest in Akangji. However, the "West German Report" stated that Dortmund executives believe that there is no reason to sell Akanji, especially since the transfer window is about to close, it is not easy to find his substitute.
Due to the injury of another central defender Zagadu of Dortmund, Akanji started all the first three games of the new season.