Bayern Munich make transfer 'decision' on Arsenal star as Mikel Arteta and Edu eye £25m windfall

Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on any developments involving Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko, according to new reports. Following the turn of the year, the Ukraine international featured for just 518 Premier League minutes, with the returning Takehiro Tomiyasu starting the final five games of the season.

Injuries plagued much of Zinchenko's season with his inconsistencies and links to new signings, making it plausible he is sold. Despite the summer window not opening for another few weeks, Fenerbache's Ferdi Kadioglu and Feyenoord left-back Quilindschy Hartman are targets for the Gunners.

Much of Arsenal's business, though, relies on first-team departures taking place with Thomas Partey, Aaron Ramsdale and Emile Smith Rowe joins Zinchenko as someone who could be sold. Interest in Partey from Saudi Arabia has already been made clear, with Arteta and Edu looking at potential replacements if he does depart.

As for Ramsdale, he looks primed for a switch to Newcastle, with their opening offer already in the works. Smith Rowe, meanwhile, is said to be at the centre of transfer talks over the next few weeks while his future in north London is determined.

With all of that being said, a concrete update on Zinchenko has now emerged, with Bayern watching developments on the versatile 27-year-old, according to the Mirror. The Gunners signed Zinchenko for £35million back in 2022 in a double swoop from Manchester City alongside Gabriel Jesus.

Recouping that sum in full could be quite a challenge considering Zinchenko's slight drop-off in form, with CIES Football Observatories valuing him at €30million (£25m).

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Jesus is another that could leave the club ahead of the 2024/25 season with a number of attacking targets already identified. Newcastle's Alexander Isak and RB Leipzig starlet Benjamin Sesko are two options for Arsenal with the latter at the top of Arteta's wish list.

The Slovenia international also has interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, but his preferred destination has been revealed as Emirates Stadium.