Arsenal want to sign Corentin Tolisso from Bayern Munich for £60m, according to reports in Italy, despite the midfielder only moving to Germany last summer.
CalcioInsider claim Unai Emery wants to sign the 23-year-old to strengthen his midfield. They say a Bayern source tells them the new head coach wants to spend £60m on the player, but the German club don’t want to let him go.
With Santi Cazorla leaving, in addition to Francis Coquelin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal’s list of central-midfield options is growing ever smaller. Should Jack Wilshere or Aaron Ramsey leave this summer, or both, the situation would become even more urgent.
Tolisso is certainly someone who could fill the gap and improve the team. Unless Ramsey does leave and bring in a big fee, I can’t see Arsenal having the funds to convince Bayern to sell though.
The midfielder reached double figures for goals in 2017/18, scoring 10 and assisting seven in 40 appearances. Given his age, I’d imagine the Bundesliga club see him as a key part of their future.
For now, Tolisso will prepare to travel to Russia this summer without his friend and former teammate Alexandre Lacazette. The pair grew close during their time in Lyon, but unfortunately Lacazette only made the reserve list for the French National Team’s World Cup squad.