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Club Demand Player, Cash From Arsenal For Defender

Amuda Segun

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Dayot Upamecano

German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig have demanded a player-plus-cash offer for one of their defenders.

RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is attracting serious interest from Premier League giants Arsenal who have just two days to secure his signing.

According to the Daily Mail, RB Leipzig want Arsenal to include young Gunners midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe in the transfer for Dayot Upamecano.

Arsenal had a £55m bid turned down for Dayot Upamecano by RB Leipzig earlier this week but the Germans could still accept an offer from the Gunners especially if it includes Emile Smith-Rowe either on loan or on a permanent deal.

The Gunners value Emile Smith-Rowe at £25m.

Arsenal are in the market for a new centre back and Dayot Upamecano has emerged as a top target for the Gunners alongside Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.

The Gunners need to replace defender Laurent Koscielny who left the club on Tuesday afternoon.

The 33-year-old center back ended his nine-year stay in North London by moving to French Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.

The former French champions will pay €5m for Koscielny who had one year left on his contract at Arsenal.

Laurent Koscielny joined Arsenal from French club Lorient and he went on to make over 300 appearances in all competitions.

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