French outlet Foot Mercato have claimed that Arsenal and Manchester United are both in the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso this summer, with the Frenchman surplus to requirements in Germany.
Tolisso, 25, joined Bayern in the summer of 2017 for £36million from Lyon and got off to an excellent start in the Bundesliga. He had a hand in 17 goals during his first 40 appearances, netting 10 and creating seven assists.
However, after just four appearances in his second season, the 21-time France international suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Returning this season, Tolisso has not been the same – netting only three times in 24 games.
Still a top, top player, many clubs are interested in luring him away from Bayern with the German champions willing to listen to offers. Arsenal and United are mentionted, as are Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Napoli.
The Mirror have claimed in the past that Arsene Wenger has wanted to bring Tolisso to The Emirates.
TBR’s view – Arsenal or Manchester United for Tolisso?
Manchester United could do with additions in the middle of the park. Manchester United have triggered a one-year extension in Nemanja Matic’s contract, but Juan Mata is due to see his contract expire – and Jesse Lingard has been linked with an exit.
Bringing in an attacking midfielder to play alongside Bruno Fernandes could be good business for United, but Arsenal need Tolisso so much more. Mesut Ozil could leave this summer, but even if doesn’t, Tolisso is needed.
Dani Ceballos is due to return to Real Madrid, leaving Arsenal with just Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi. A bit of a spark is needed in Arsenal’s midfield, and Tolisso is capable of that.