Arsenal step up bid for Bundesliga defender amid Atletico interest

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Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their interest in RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann, amid interest from Atletico Madrid.

Bild reports that the LaLiga giants watched Klostermann ‘very closely’ during the European Under-21 championship, prompting the Gunners to up their game in their bid to land the 23-year-old.

The report also claims that Atletico remain interested in a deal for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, who is currently out with injury.

And should Bellerin move to Madrid, then that could leave the north London club free to move for Klostermann as his successor.

Bild states that Arsenal also watched the Leipzig star specifically at the Euros and that his potential arrival may not depend on whether or not Bellerin leaves.

It does, however, look likely that the 24-year-old Spaniard will remain at The Emirates as he bids to fight his way back to full fitness after rupturing his ACL against Chelsea back in January.

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