Arsenal are set to make another £40million attempt to sign RB Leipzig defender, Dayot Upamecano.
The gunners failed with an equivalent bid in the summer but will try their luck again as they seek a cut-price deal for the defender as he approaches the final 18 months on his deal.
According to the Sun, Leipzig are braced for another offer from Arsenal for Upamecano, who is also attracting interest from AC Milan.
The report claimed that Arsenal are weighing-up whether to launch a move in January or wait until next summer.
Unai Emery is desperate to bolster his side’s defensive options and Upamecano has been identified as their no 1 target.
Emery signed David Luiz, 32, from Chelsea in the summer but Upamecano is seen as a player who could be the bedrock of Arsenal’s defence for years to come.
William Saliba, 18, was also recruited in the summer but was sent back on St Etienne to spend the season on loan.
Upamecano, who turns 21 next week, is now in his third season at RB Leipzig following his move from Salzburg in 2017.
He has made five appearances in all competitions and he is in line to feature in Leipzig’s Champions’ League group game against Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday night.