Arsenal have been alerted to the availability of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. Reports in France claim the centre-back could be sold for just £40m in the January transfer window.
The Gunners are believed to have had a £55m offer rejected for the 21-year-old in the summer, and fans on Twitter are now calling on the club’s hierarchy to table a bid to secure the Frenchman next month:
£40 Million? Sign him up ASAP.
— The Arsenal (@NicolasPepeAFC) December 28, 2019
Get him in… Top priority for Jan!!!
— Macadelic (@macadelic_tshe) December 28, 2019
I have a good feeling that we are gonna get him.
— Hamza😎❤🤘🏽 (@Ridhwan_hamza) December 28, 2019
Anyone saying he not good enough need to look at how many times he is starting in the leipzig defence in comparison to konate.
— paul doherty (@pauld316) December 28, 2019
Come on @Arsenal go get him. No excuses.
— DanStark 🇯🇲🇬🇾🇬🇧 (@GodismyjudgeD1) December 28, 2019
Let’s get him 👏🏽
— Arsenal_man (@Florida90343682) December 28, 2019
For the love of god please
— Curtis ❄️ (@curtissw_) December 28, 2019
Get him before another club snaps him up
— London Tal (@londonart2) December 28, 2019
Bring him to the club now
— louis (@louis16303766) December 28, 2019
I really hope arteta brings this man in that would be huge for Arsenal
— Bakes (@bakeddozen) December 28, 2019
Arsenal will face competition for Upamecano, though, with Tottenham and Manchester City also reportedly interested in the centre-half.
The France Under 21 international is a regular first-team player for RB Leipzig, having made 19 appearances so far this season, but with his contract expiring in 2021, the Bundesliga club could be looking to cash in.
They are said to have already lined up a replacement in Tanguy Kouassi from Paris Saint-Germain, and if the 17-year-old does sign on the dotted line, it could pave the way for Upamecano’s departure in January.