Report: Arsenal’s plan to beat Milan, Barcelona and Liverpool to Bundesliga defender

By Oliver Fisher -

Arsenal are plotting a £40million bid to try and beat AC Milan and other competitors to the signature of Dayot Upamecano, a report claims.

The Rossoneri have been linked with a move for the defender since 2017, and the speculation has not calmed down as Gianluca Di Marzio stated towards the end of the summer transfer window that Milan are still interested.

Calciomercato.com recently stated that the big asking price has not put Milan off the idea of signing the RB Leipzig man.

However, a report from the same outlet over the weekend claimed that Milan face competition from Arsenal, who are ‘ready to go all-in’ for his signature.

According to The Sun, the Gunners are ready to make their first move either in January or in the summer, and it is believe that another bid of £40m – like the one the London side saw rejected previously – will be enough to sign the 20-year-old.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claimed earlier on Wednesday that Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain are all interested in Upamecano, who wants to leave Leipzig due to lack of playing time.

Upamecano has not signed a new deal with the Bundesliga side and his contract expires at the end of next season, hence why he looks set to be available for a cut-price fee.


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