€30m-rated French centre-back set to complete Arsenal transfer before deadline day

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Gunners are interested in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano and preparing to make an offer during this summer. London club have severe problems in the back-line as Shkodran Mustafi is in terrible form, Laurent Koscielny strongly linked with Ligue 1 clubs, Sokratis already 31-year-old, and they need replacement.

French starlet is the best option in this situation as he had an excellent season and attracted European clubs attention. Unai Emery ready to spend considerable money on the footballer during this transfer window. Man United were also keen to sign him, but finally, Red Devils added Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

Upamecano joined the Red Bulls from Salzburg in 2017 with a €10m deal. He has a vast potential and can become a top-class centre-back if he continuous improvement. Last campaign Dayot played 22 matches in all competitions. He had an injury and missed many games.

The 20-year-old defender has contracted with the German club until 2021, and his release clause is around €30m. He won several titles during his career like Austrian Bundesliga two times, Austrian Cup and U17 European Championship.

Probably French centre-back will accept the correct offer from the Spanish manager. London club had terrible result in the Premier League as they finished the tournament in a fifth position.

Arsenal lost the Europa League final against Chelsea 4-1 and missed the chance to secure the Champions League group stage place. English club already signed Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid, Nicolas Pepe from Lille and William Saliba from Saint-Étienne this summer transfer window.


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