On June 21st, Gazzetta dello Sport stated that Arsenal have identified RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer as an ‘ideal’ target for Mikel Arteta’s ‘half-revolution’ this summer.
It was also explained the German club are asking around €17m for the midfielder, who has a year left on his contract.
The Austria international had earlier admitted a decision on his future would be taken after Euro 2020.
His country was eliminated from the European championship over the weekend and with the uncertainty over his future, Bild state he will now take a vacation.
When discussing suitors, the Gunners get a mention as it’s explained the north London club, AS Roma and AC Milan have ‘increased interest’ in the 27-year-old. José Mourinho is a big fan of the player from his time at Tottenham and now wants to bring him to Rome.
Having spent six years with the Bundesliga side, the player is looking for a move abroad, but interested parties are ‘deterred’ by his €50m release clause.
Bild’s title states the ‘Leipzig star can go for cheaper’ and within in the report, it’s stated Sabitzer can leave for ‘less money’ this summer.
His market value is set at €42m, but his club are aware it’s difficult to achieve that figure in the current climate. Leipzig, on the other hand, find the rumoured price of €17m ‘far too little’.
The fee the German club are looking for Sabitzer isn’t mentioned in the report, and time should tell where he will end up next season.