Arsenal eye summer transfer move for Jonathan Tah

Jonathan Tah has a €40m release clause in his Bayer Leverkusen contract
Jonathan Tah has a €40m release clause in his Bayer Leverkusen contract (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have identified Bayer Leverkusen centre-half Jonathan Tah as a key summer transfer target.

Mikel Arteta has presided over a significant defensive improvement since succeeding Unai Emery and elicited improved performances from previously error prone duo Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz.

The Gunners have kept rare back-to-back clean sheets after shutting out Burnley and Newcastle in succession, but Arteta strengthening his defence is said to remain a summer priority.

Rob Holding is yet to regain full fitness and his best form following a long-term knee injury, while Calum Chambers faces another seven months of rehabilitation before he is will be in contention for a first team return.

Arsenal signed Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari on loan in January but are eyeing further additions with Germany international Tah, according to Bild, firmly on their radar, especially given his €40million release clause.

Dayot Upamecano has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal
Dayot Upamecano has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

The 24-year-old’s current deal expires in 2023 and his current release clause expires in June ahead of the European Championships where he is expected to feature in Joachim Low’s squad.

Arsenal are also monitoring RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano who is available for €50m this summer and the 21-year-old admitted he will carefully monitor his options come the close season.

Speaking ahead of tongiht’s Champions League tie against Tottenham, he said: ‘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.’

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