Tag: 1. FSV Mainz 05
Mainz defender Abdou Diallo has chosen to join Borussia Dortmund this summer, despite interest from Arsenal and Lyon, deciding he'd prefer to stay in the Bundesliga.
Mainz have told Arsenal they'll have to pay £26m to sign centre-back Abdou Diallo, according to reports in Germany.
Serge Gnabry provided an assist for Hoffenheim in their 4-2 win over Mainz at the weekend, despite playing in an unfamiliar wing-back position.
Arsenal have been dealt a blow, as Mainz have no intention of selling Abdou Diallo this month, and feel confident that he'll make the right decision to stay.
Arsenal remain interested in Mainz defender Abdou Diallo as they want to strengthen the defence this month.
Arsenal are scouting Abdou Diallo ahead of the January transfer window, and want two centre-backs in the next two windows.
Serge Gnabry has already been linked with a move to German club Hertha BSC and is now being linked with RB Leipzig and FSV Mainz 05.