According to the “Sun” report, after Chelsea and Bayern Munich made contact with the RB Leipzig star, Manchester United’s hopes of reaching 55 million pounds this month to sign Dayot Upamecano have been hit.
Upamecano joined Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg in 2017. He has become one of the most talented young defenders in European football and has become a rock on the side of Julian Nagelsmann.
The 22-year-old has been in contact with many top clubs in recent months. The Sun claimed that Manchester United ranked first in a deal that is worth 55 million pounds this month because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to increase his defense quality.
The Red Devils currently sit top of the Premier League table but Solskjaer still wants to strengthen his defence and he’s reportedly ready to make his move for Upamecano after scouting the Frenchman for over a year.
Upamecano’s 38 million pounds termination clause will come into effect at the end of the season, but the newspaper stated that Manchester United is now ready to pay more to complete a deal this winter in order to avoid a summer move.
However, Manchester United’s hopes were hit because the Sun quoted a report from Cork that stated that Chelsea had contacted Upamecano to express their interest and Bayern Munich had also moved towards him. Negotiations were held to consider moving to the Allianz Arena.
Frank Lampard was fired as Chelsea manager today. It is rumored that Thomas Tuchel will take over from his lineup, and owner Roman Abramovich seems Ready to pay large sums of money for Upamecano to support his new coach.
I’m sure Manchester United will not give up the fight, because Upamecano will be an excellent signing for them, but if the Premier League giants want to attract a center back, they have to resist the fierce competition from Bayern.
Bayern is looking for another central defender in the market because David Alaba and Jerome Boateng’s contract will expire this summer. It seems that the Bundesliga champions have identified Upamecano as their main target.
We will wait and see how things will develop in the next few weeks, but Upamecano is a hot property, and he will become a sensational signature for whoever wins the competition with his signature.