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Bayern Munich scared Arsenal will hijack the move for their top summer target

Bayern Munich scared Arsenal will hijack the move for their top summer target

According to information from Christian Falk at BILD, Bayern Munich is actively pursuing Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad as their primary target for the upcoming summer transfer window, surpassing even Joao Palhinha of Fulham.

Despite Bayern’s strong efforts to secure the transfer, there are concerns as Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, is reportedly in discussions with the player as well.

While Bayern initially believed they were in a favorable position to secure Zubimendi, they now fear the competition from Arsenal and worry that Arteta might succeed in luring away their top target.

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Earlier this week, there were rumors suggesting that Martin Zubimendi was close to accepting an offer to join Arsenal in the summer.

However, these claims have been refuted by various outlets. According to Spanish outlet Marca, Zubimendi’s move to Arsenal is not imminent, and Fabizio Romano reports that no final decision has been made.

Romano further explains that while Zubimendi is indeed on Arsenal’s shortlist, there are several obstacles to a potential deal.

Firstly, Zubimendi is content with his current club and is focused on achieving their season objectives.

Additionally, Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona have reportedly expressed interest in the midfielder, adding further complexity to the situation.

Zubimendi’s potential move to Arsenal is unlikely to happen in the next week, as reported by Football.London’s Kaya Kaynak. The midfielder is considered “highly unlikely” to join Arsenal this month.

While Arsenal has identified Zubimendi as a target for midfield reinforcements, securing a deal poses financial challenges, and the player’s preference to complete the season with his current Spanish club adds further complexity.

According to David Ornstein from The Athletic, Arsenal had explored the possibility of signing Zubimendi a year ago, and their interest in him remains strong.

Notably, Zubimendi has a €60m (£51.4m) release clause in his contract, making a summer deal financially feasible from that perspective.

Bayern Munich scared Arsenal will hijack the move for their top summer target

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