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Arsenal in pole position to beat Euro giants to crucial £50million transfer

Arsenal are reportedly the front-runners to clinch the transfer of exciting young RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in a potential £50million deal.

The talented 20-year-old has shone in the Bundesliga in recent times and now looks set for a big move, with Arsenal said to be ahead of AC Milan in the running to seal this important signing, according to Calciomercato.

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Arsenal have not had the most convincing start to the season and it really seems like they could do with splashing out on a top centre-back to boost their form.

Additional information from the Mail suggests Upamecano would cost around £50m, and it really does seem about time the Gunners pushed the boat out a bit more in terms of defensive recruits.

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Arsenal are reportedly in pole position to sign Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig

Liverpool have seen a great return on their investment in Virgil van Dijk, whereas Arsenal continue to struggle as they go for low-cost, short-term fixes like David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who have just not been good enough.

Upamecano, meanwhile, looks a player with a great career ahead of him, and if AFC don’t snap him up soon, it seems likely another big club will.

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