Arsenal are among several high-profile European clubs tracking Dayot Upamecano (Picture: Getty)

Bayern Munich have registered concrete interest in Arsenal transfer target Dayot Upamecano.

The highly sought after France international defender is destined to leave Red Bull Leipzig this summer for a fee of €60m.

According to L’Équipe, the 21-year-old is yet to decide his next destination but a host of Europe’s biggest clubs are said to be monitoring his situation.

Arsenal were reported to have made a bid last summer but instead spent the majority of their transfer budget on Ivory Coast international winger Nicolas Pepe.

The Gunners have shown defensive improvement under new head coach Mikel Arteta and are hopeful of making Pablo Mari’s loan move from Flamengo permanent in the summer.

Arsenal are hoping to sign Pablo Mari on a permanent basis (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal are, however, likely to find it hard to raise the necessary funds to sign Upamecano, especially in light of the financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic which prompted the club to request the playing and coaching staff take a 12.5% pay cut.

Upemecano, meanwhile, will reportedly only move to a club where he has a strong possibility of regular first team football.

Both Manchester clubs, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are keeping tabs on his sitatuation but Bayern Munich are so far the only club to have made a formal approach.

The Bundesliga leaders look set to lose long-serving stalwart Jerome Boateng in the summer, while Upamecano is represented by German agency SportsTotal, who also have Toni Kroos on their books, which could prove pivotal with regard to the defender’s future.

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