Arsenal are set to make another bid to sign RB Leipzig Dayot Upamecano.
The Gunners tried with a bid of £40 million to sign the French player in the summer, but their approach was turned down because it was substantially short of Upamecano’s release clause, which was reported to be £92 million.
However, with Upamecano heading into the last 18 months of his contract with Leipzig, that release clause has now dropped substantially, and Arsenal are set to test Leipzig’s resolve with another similar bid, although they are not sure yet whether to make the offer in January, or wait until next summer.
Despite signing David Luiz at the end of the transfer window, Arsenal’s defensive woes have continued this season, and they have managed to keep only two clean sheets in the Premier League so far. They are hoping that Upamecano and the incoming William Saliba can form a defensive partnership at the Emirates which will last for years to come.
AC Milan are also said to be monitoring Upamecano’s situation.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.