Bayern Munich joined Arsenal in the race to sign Bundesliga in-demand centre-back

By | February 23, 2020

Bayern Munich have joined Arsenal and Barcelona in the race to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, according to the latest reports in Germany.

The in-demand central defender has had long-term admirers from all over the continent, including the Gunners, for over a year now and Bayern are the next footballing heavyweight to declare an interest in him.

According to Bild, the 21-year-old star has a £50 million exit clause in his current contract with Bayern and Leipzig are facing stern competition for the defender.

The report also claims that Bayern have requested to be informed should another side make an approach for him.

The reigning Bundesliga champions got a better look at Dayot when Leipzig travelled to the Allianz Arena and took part in a top of the table clash on Sunday evening.

Die Roten are looking to the future and have been wanting to offload the likes of Jerome Boateng to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the January market but had little success in doing so.

However, with just 18 months remaining on France U21 international’s deal, Die Roten Bullen are running the risk of losing the Frenchman on a free should the club fail to re-negotiate a new contract with the player.

Meantime, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been strongly connected with the Catalan giants, Barcelona and according to 90min, the Gunners star is on Barca’s shortlist ahead of the summer market.

The report, though, claims that Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez is the Spanish outfit’s leading candidate in an attacking position.