Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano is getting closer to a move to Bayern Munich, agreeing on a deal in principle to join the Bundesliga club.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 27: Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig battles for possession with Carlos Vinicius of Benfica during the UEFA Champions League group G match between RB Leipzig and SL Benfica at Red Bull Arena on November 27, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY: Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig battles for possession with Carlos Vinicius on November 27, 2019. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Soccer Link report that Upamecano has an agreement in principle with Bayern Munich. He’s now trying to negotiate with his current club to lower his release clause so Bayern can complete the deal.

The report suggests the clause is €58m, though previous reports put it at €60m. Either way, it’s a fairly hefty fee for the first transfer window post-pandemic.

As things stand, fixtures are still on hold across Europe, though Bundesliga clubs are preparing to restart the action in May. While we wait for football to return, check out this list of new betting sites.

Even if the German season does reach its conclusion, however, there are still financial implications. The lack of matchday revenue from fans and potential contract or sponsorship issues will leave many clubs cutting costs this summer.

The same is true in England, where Soccer Link claim Arsenal are ‘especially’ interested in Upamecano. Whether the Gunners rate the centre-back highly or not, they may just struggle to find the funds for him. Bayern are clearly in pole position right now.