Bayern Munich chasing Laurent Koscielny

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Bayern Munich are reportedly keen on signing Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny, according to German tabloid Bild.

The Frenchman has been at Arsenal since 2010 and signed a long-term contract in May 2014. But reports suggest that German Champions Bayern Munich are ready to take Koscielny away from the Emirates, and add him to their ranks.

Recent reports claim that Bayern's technical director, Michael Reschke, is an admirer of the Arsenal centre-back, and has suggested that the club should pursue him this summer.


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However, with both Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels already at the German champions, it's likely that the 30-year-old would be used as backup to these two should he move to Germany.

Although moving to Munich would be a big step up from Arsenal, the Frenchman will have to decide if he would be happy warming the bench, or would prefer to stay in England, where he is one of the first names on Arsene Wenger's team sheet.

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The same Bild report also claim that another of European giant is interested in Koscielny. Real Madrid could also join the race to sign him over the summer and should they come knocking, the centre-back will have an even tougher decision to make.

Koscielny has played 180 times for Arsenal since joining from Lorient in 2010. He has become a vital member of Wenger's team since making his debut six years ago and earned himself a call-up to the French national side in 2011.


Although he has been a prominent figure during Euro 2016, Koscielny has often drifted in and out of the national team, earning 29 caps and scoring once.

At the age of 30, he still has plenty to offer Arsenal or any of Europe's top clubs, should they make a move for the defender.

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