After struggling to agree Joao Palhinha fee, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are now eyeing £70m Arsenal target – nextfootballnews
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After struggling to agree Joao Palhinha fee, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are now eyeing £70m Arsenal target



Bayern Munich is currently investigating a potential acquisition of a player who has been associated with Arsenal, which could result in a midfield merry-go-round this summer.

If the allegations are accurate, Mikel Arteta has explicitly stated that he requires a new central midfielder to close the gap with Manchester City.

While Thomas Partey was effective towards the conclusion of the season, there is no indication that the 31-year-old will be able to maintain his fitness for a 38-game campaign.

In the same vein, Jorginho appears to lack the physical ability to play the essential minutes as Arsenal’s starting number six, and is more suited to a squad role.

In that regard, Declan Rice, who is considered one of the most exceptional holding midfielders in the world of football, may be cited by some.

However, Arteta’s intention to portray Rice in a more sophisticated capacity is evident, necessitating the appointment of a new number six.

Joao Palhinha, a player for Fulham, was once considered to be the solution.

In January, Palhinha was associated with a potential transfer to Arsenal; however, this interest appears to have diminished in the wake of Bayern Munich’s robust pursuits.

Bayern was once confident in their ability to secure a deal for Palhinha; however, they are currently experiencing difficulty in reaching a mutually acceptable fee with Fulham.

As an outcome, Bayern have now shifted their focus to Everton’s Amadou Onana, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Arsenal has long been associated with Onana, a player who has the potential to excel as the focal point of Arteta’s midfield.

However, if Bayern were experiencing difficulty in reaching a mutually acceptable price with Fulham for Palhinha, they may encounter comparable difficulties with Everton.

Arsenal was informed that they were required to pay £70 million to acquire Onana this summer, which may be the reason why negotiations have not been furthered.

Arsenal may, in fact, benefit from Bayern’s acquisition of Onana in the midfield merry-go-round described.

Onana could potentially be envisioned as a replacement for Joshua Kimmich at Bayern if Vincent Kompany’s team were able to secure his services.

In an ideal universe, it could all come together, as Kimmich would be eager to join Arsenal this summer.

Nevertheless, it is probable that there will be numerous additional complications before any of the aforementioned actions can be resolved.

Arteta may even reconsider a deal for Palhinha himself as a result of the circumstance.