Manchester United transfer news: Bayern Munich to challenge Premier League quartet for Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano

Dayot Upamecano
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Bayern Munich (opens in new tab) have confirmed their interest in RB Leipzig (opens in new tab) defender Dayot Upamecano, who is also wanted by Manchester United (opens in new tab), Manchester City, Chelsea (opens in new tab) and Liverpool.

The France international defender will be one of the hottest properties in the transfer market at the end of the season, when his €45 million release clause becomes active.

Upamecano is widely regarded as one of the most talented young defenders in European football and has been followed by several top English clubs.

But Bayern, who are set to lose defender David Alaba on a free transfer at the end of the season, will be among the contenders vying for his signature.

“We will of course deal with it, not only with this player, but in principle with all the positions where we want and need to do something,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (via the Mirror (opens in new tab)).

Asked if an agreement had been struck, he said: “It's too early for something like that, he's still a Leipzig player at least until the end of the season. But it's common knowledge that he has a clause in his contract."

Upamecano and Leipzig won’t rush into a decision on the youngster’s next move, according to Goal (opens in new tab).

While City (opens in new tab), United, Chelsea and Liverpool (opens in new tab) have all been linked with the Frenchman, no team has established itself as a frontrunner yet.

The defender wants to play regular Champions League football and become a leader at his new team after making close to 100 Bundesliga appearances over the last four years at Leipzig.

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