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Report: Arsenal to make £40m January offer for Bundesliga defender

Arsenal will reportedly make another offer for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamencano in January.

According to The Sun, the Gunners will table a £40 million offer for the young Frenchman, whose contract runs out in the summer of 2021.

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Arsenal reportedly (Sport Bild) attempted to sign Upamecano in the summer but were seemingly priced out of a move – they then swooped for David Luiz.

Upamecano remains a target though, despite the fact that William Saliba has already been signed by the north Londoners.

That said, another centre-half at the club is needed with neither David Luiz and Sokratis long-term options.

TBR’s view – £40 million Upamecano would be sensational business

Arsenal landing Upamecano for £40 million would be brilliant business by the club.

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The 20-year-old is a quality player with a very high ceiling and could potentially become one of the world’s top centre-backs one day.

Last term he endured an injury-hit campaign which limited him to 22 appearances in all competitions, but impressed alongside comptriot Ibrahima Konate when he did play and was frequently praised for his brilliant all-round game.

It is unlikely Leipzig would want to sell one of their top assets mid-season but, given his contract situation, Arsenal showing some aggression over the player could pay off.

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