Bayern Munich ‘agree deal with Red Bull Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano’ as £52m-rated Arsenal and Manchester United target opts to stay in Germany
- Dayot Upamecano has a buyout clause of £52million at Red Bull Leipzig
- The 21-year-old is reportedly being eyed up by Arsenal and Manchester United
- However, a deal has been struck with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich
- The Frenchman has made 29 appearances for high-flying Leipzig this season
The French centre-back has a £52million buyout clause at Leipzig, who are keen to sell him this year as opposed to losing him for free upon the expiration of his contract next summer.
Dayot Upamecano will reportedly move from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich this summer
The 21-year-old defender looks set to link up with Serge Gnabry (right) at the Allianz Arena
DAYOT UPAMECANO THIS SEASON
- Appearances: 29
- Starts: 29
- Goals: 0
- Assists: 1
- Yellow cards: 8
The report details that a deal is agreed between the player and Bayern, though a set fee between the clubs is yet to be finalised.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Bayern are not yet willing to pay his £52m release clause, as they wait to see the financial effect the crisis has had on clubs.
Mikel Arteta is believed to be in the market for a centre-back this summer, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also keeping an eye on Upamecano as a partner for captain Harry Maguire at Manchester United.
The France Under-21 international has made 29 appearances – all of which were starts – for Leipzig this season.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eyeing up a centre-back to shore up his defence this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen for a new acquisition to partner Harry Maguire in defence
He has played in six of Leipzig’s eight Champions League games including the last-16 second-leg victory against Tottenham Hotspur last month.
Upamecano has played a key role in Leipzig’s high-flying season, with the side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and five points off leaders Bayern in the German top flight.
The Frenchman signed for Leipzig from sister club RB Salzburg in the summer of 2017.
Clubs in Germany have resumed training with the Bundesliga set to restart on May 9 behind closed doors.
Arsenal also have resumed training as of Monday, but with strict coronavirus isolation rules still in place.