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The Star claim RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano is a prime target of Mikel Arteta’s, with a £50m raid planned.
Arsenal did want to sign him last summer but left their approach too late to get a deal done, but they will reportedly return when the transfer window reopens in July.
RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has acknowledged that he expects interest in Dayot Upamecano before the end of the January transfer window.
With just 18 months remaining on his contract, the Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to a bigger club during 2020, including Arsenal.
However, while acknowledging the quality of the player, Krosche feels that Upamecano should remain in Germany until at least the end of the season.
Speaking to reporters, Krosche said: “Dayot is currently one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga, so it would surprise me if no clubs came knocking for him.
Upamecano has made 18 starts in the Bundesliga and the Champions League this season.