Arsenal set to beat AC Milan to £50m Bundesliga centre-back
Date published: Monday 21st October 2019 5:59
The Gunners had attempted to capture the French centre-back over the summer but were put off by his £70m asking price.
But despite their interest, it’s the Gunners who appear to have moved into a commanding position to seal the 20-year-old’s signature.
With reports stating that Upamecano’s release clause lowers by £17m each year, Leipzig are almost certain to be interested in cashing in while the player’s stock remains high – allowing Arsenal to land the player for nearer to £50m.
Arsenal’s defence remains their weakest link, but with William Saliba expected to arrive back from his loan spell at Saint Etienne next summer – the Gunners could end up with a completely new centre-back partnership next season.