Bayern Munich make first move for Arsenal transfer target Dayot Upamecano

first_imgArsenal are hoping to sign Pablo Mari on a permanent basis (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are, however, likely to find it hard to raise the necessary funds to sign Upamecano, especially in light of the financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic which prompted the club to request the playing and coaching staff take a 12.5% pay cut.AdvertisementAdvertisementUpemecano, meanwhile, will reportedly only move to a club where he has a strong possibility of regular first team football.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBoth Manchester clubs, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are keeping tabs on his sitatuation but Bayern Munich are so far the only club to have made a formal approach. The Bundesliga leaders look set to lose long-serving stalwart Jerome Boateng in the summer, while Upamecano is represented by German agency SportsTotal, who also have Toni Kroos on their books, which could prove pivotal with regard to the defender’s future.MORE: Manchester United move ahead of Arsenal in transfer race for Dayot UpamecanoMORE: Manchester United ready to hijack Arsenal’s move for Dayot UpamecanoRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Apr 2020 10:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Bayern Munich make first move for Arsenal transfer target Dayot Upamecano Arsenal are among several high-profile European clubs tracking Dayot Upamecano (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich have registered concrete interest in Arsenal transfer target Dayot Upamecano.The highly sought after France international defender is destined to leave Red Bull Leipzig this summer for a fee of €60m.According to L’Équipe, the 21-year-old is yet to decide his next destination but a host of Europe’s biggest clubs are said to be monitoring his situation. Arsenal were reported to have made a bid last summer but instead spent the majority of their transfer budget on Ivory Coast international winger Nicolas Pepe. ADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have shown defensive improvement under new head coach Mikel Arteta and are hopeful of making Pablo Mari’s loan move from Flamengo permanent in the summer. Advertisementlast_img

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