Fabio Aru, Dan Martin, and Elia Viviani all set to ride for UAE Team Emirates in 2018, reports suggest

UAE Team Emirates line up a number of big name signings for next season

Fabio Aru on his way to winning stage five of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Italy's Grand Tour star Fabio Aru, currently fourth in the Tour de France, will leave Astana at the end of the 2017 to become on of a number of riders to join UAE Team Emirates in 2018, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Aru has agreed to a three-year deal that will keep him in the Arabian team through 2020. However in line with UCI rules, general manager Giuseppe Saronni cannot confirm the signing until August 1.

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