Club aware of Arsenal interest in transfer of star with £88m buy-out clause

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Arsenal are reportedly interested in the potential transfer of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer.

According to ESPN, the Bundesliga side have become aware of the Gunners targeting a move for their highly-rated 20-year-old centre-back, who could undoubtedly do a fine job of improving Unai Emery’s dodgy defence.

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Upamecano looks one of the most promising young defensive players in the game at the moment, and big clubs have been linked with him in the past.

A recent report from Bild also claimed Bayern Munich were after the Frenchman, and also stated he had a release clause of around £88million.

That could make it very difficult for Arsenal to compete for his signature, though ESPN claim Leipzig could consider cashing in on him if he pushes for a move while they try to tie him down to a new contract.

Arsenal fans would surely hope they could get this deal done, with the club in dire need of a quality long-term replacement for the ageing Laurent Koscielny, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos is also not really a long-term option for them, while Shkodran Mustafi simply needs to be shipped out as soon as possible.

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