Bayern Munich’s remain keen on a move for Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu even if the Gunners are determined to keep him at the Emirates.

That’s according to Sky Germany, who say that while a move for the defender is ‘very unrealistic’, that does not mean Bayern won’t try to get him.

They explain that Bayern are interested in the Arsenal man, whom they tried to sign in the summer transfer window, something confirmed by journalist Florian Plettenberg.

“We can report at this point that Tomiyasu was a candidate who was very hotly tipped for Bayern in the summer. But nothing came of it and now Bayern would like to get him immediately in January,” he is quoted as saying on the matter.

This has been picked up in England, where reports have made it clear that Arsenal want to put a stop to the proposed plan and give Tomiyasu a new, extended contract.

Even if that doesn’t happen, Sky also report that Arsenal are ‘desperate’ to keep the defender regardless as they have a personnel shortage in defence as it is.

That means a move for Tomiyasu is ‘very unrealistic’ either way, although he remains “in Bayern’s sights” either way according to Plettenberg.

He seems to believe the German champions will push for a move regardless of the difficulties, which means we could be in for an interesting few weeks as we get closer to the January transfer window.