Bayern Munich would reportedly like to offer Corentin Tolisso to Arsenal in exchange for Hector Bellerin.

Corentin Tolisso Bayern Muenchen beim Lauftraining GER, Training FC Bayern Muenchen, Fussball, 1.Bundesliga, Saison Copyright: EIBNER/Marcel Engelbrecht EP_EER
Corentin Tolisso Bayern Muenchen beim Lauftraining GER, Training FC Bayern Muenchen, Fussball, 1.Bundesliga, Saison Copyright: EIBNER/Marcel Engelbrecht EP_EER

Corentin Tolilsso has been linked with Arsenal for a long time and this window is proving to be no different.

For a lot of the life of this current iteration of the rumour, Juventus have been the frontrunners. Now, according to a report on TuttoJuve.com, the player is ‘moving away’ from Juve because Bayern Munich want to use him to land Hector Bellerin.

This is all very convenient as just yesterday it was claimed that Arsenal were interested in Tolisso and we already know they are looking for a new home for Hector Bellerin.

Tolisso is said to be available for around €10m, although worth around €21m while Arsenal want somewhere in the region of €20m for Bellerin, so that works out well, too, huh?

As mentioned, Tolisso is not a new name for fans of Arsenal transfer nonsense. He has been linked with the club for at least the last five years.

Arsenal and Southampton were supposedly watching him back in 2016, when he was 21, and playing for Lyon.

Tolisso then said he was dreaming of a move to Arsenal (and a few other clubs). “Many clubs make me dream like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and England with teams like Arsenal,” he said.

“I like the Premier League and I think I am well suited to it. It is the league that offers the most competition, it is the most open, the most hard-fought and the most spectacular.”

This carried on for a few years before he eventually signed for Bayern Munich in 2017 for £37.5m.

How much Arsenal make him dream these days is hard to say.

Tolisso’s contract with Bayern Munich expires next summer and he was recently sidelined for 82 days with a torn tendon and has just recently returned from a dose of Covid.

Although this rumour is likely to see a lot of traction before it’s done, I don’t think we will see Tolisso turn up at Arsenal this summer.

If Arsenal are unable to land more preferred options, however, who knows?

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