Arsenal have shown interest in a £12.8million January deal to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, MySportDab reports.
Boateng has barely played any part of Bayern’s Bundesliga matches this season, and now wants to leave the club this January to get more playing time.
Arsenal are now back in the transfer market in search of a new defender after Calum Chambers’ season-ending injury, with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano also wanted by the Gunners.
Bayern are ready to let Boateng leave this January for a little fee of £12.8m.
However, a huge worry for Bayern is that most of their defenders are currently injured and summer signing Lucas Hernandez is now expected to return later than stated.
Regardless, a winter transfer for the Germany international is still very likely if both clubs can come to agreement and seal the transfer as fast as possible.
MySportDab understands Boateng has made over 300 appearances for Bayern and also won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, including the Champions League in 2013.
But, According to Sky Sports News, New players at Arsenal are unlikely at this stage of the transfer window after the club spent £150m on new players in the summer.
RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano is still a player the Gunners want to sign and did try to sign in the summer but we believe that RB Leipzig have refused to sell any of their key players in January given they are currently top of the Bundesliga and also in the Champions League last 16.
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