Sorry Arsenal (Not) with Lampard ready to bring £43 million star Upamecano to Chelsea in summer hijacking
Chelsea are looking to hijack Arsenal’s proposed move for defender Dayot Upamecano, reports have claimed in the media.
There has been alot of transfer speculation over the last few months since Spanish boss MIKEL Arteta arrived at the club and replaced Unai Emery as coach, with many reports linking the former Manchester City coach with a number of signings over the coming windows.
He managed to secure transfer deals for Pablo Mari and Cedrik Spares during the winter transfer window, but is widely expected to spend some serious money when the summer transfer window opens up and add a few more top-class signings to his squad.
And one player that has long been on the radar of Arsenal is that of Upamencano, who is easily regarded as one of the finest centre-backs in Europe right now after impressing season after season with German out RB Leipzig over the past few years, and it also seemed that he could be making the move to London after the talented young man opened up and dropped a massive hint that he ready to leave the Bundesliga outfit during the summer window, he told BILD: “There are several clubs that want me.
“I will speak with my agents and my parents at the end of the season and we will make the right decision.”
But according to the Daily Mirro, Frank Lampard has identified the player as the perfect partner for Antonio Rudiger at the back.
They state that he is the club’s No1 defensive target as Lampard looks to bolster his backline, with his side keeping just seven clean sheets in all competitions this term.
Lampard will have a reported £150 million to spend in the summer and is keen to get his business done early, so knowing that Arsenal like to take months before completing any deal, £43 million may not hurt his transfer kitty too much.