Arsenal and AC Milan eyeing move for €100m-rated Frenchman

AC Milan are prepared to go back in for RB Leipzig star and Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano next summer, according to a report.

Milan were connected with a move for Upamecano back in 2017, while Arsenal and Manchester United have been credited with an interest in summer by a number of different outlets.

The reliable Gianluca Di Marzio then revealed in the summer transfer window that the Rossoneri are still keen on the idea of signing the 20-year-old.

However, he did state that die Roten Bullen’s demands for the player are ‘very high’, while reports have even claimed that any interested club would have to pay his €100 million release clause.

According to Calciomercato.com though that hasn’t put Milan off, and they will consider making a fresh offer for Upamecano next summer if Mattia Caldara’s return to action doesn’t go as planned.

The same outlet recently confirmed that Mattia will be back involved within a month and that he’s considered ‘unsellable’ by the club, but given the serious nature of his injury, it remains to be seen if the star can hit his full potential.

Meanwhile Dayot – a France U21 international – is not a regular starter for his side and has made three Bundesliga matches this season.

The former Red Bull Salzburg defender made 15 appearances in the Bundesliga last term before sustaining a season-ending knee injury in January.

A recent report from L’Equipe did credit Arsenal with interest and claimed that Upamecano’s exit clause is set to drop to €60m next summer unless a new deal is agreed.