Liverpool and Chelsea have been named as ‘attractive’ options in the race to sign Dayot Upamecano as Bayern Munich confirm their interest in the in-demand RB Leipzig defender.
Upamecano is set to become one of the most sought after players in world football this summer with a number of Europe’s leading clubs interested in signing the RB Leipzig centre-back, who is expected to leave the Bundesliga side at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old has a release clause of €42m in his contract that will become active this summer, a figure which is set to spark a scramble to secure his services with Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea both understood to be interested.
Bayern Munich remain the frontrunners and the interest of the German champions has been confirmed by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, though the club’s chief executive admitted the Bavarians face stern competition from England.
Rummenigge also confirmed that David Alaba will ‘almost certainly’ leave Bayern at the end of the season with the defender expected to join Real Madrid on a free transfer.
“In addition to Bayern Munich, there are at least two quite attractive clubs interested,” Rummenigge told Sky Sports Germany.
“The fact is that the player is interesting, and the fact is that we will almost certainly lose David Alaba at his position. I can’t say if there will be other departures at the position.
“You have to let things grow in peace. We have a good relationship with Mr. Struth.
“The player will know what he wants at some point. We have a good relationship with RB Leipzig as well. I have had a conversation with Oliver Mintzlaff.
“When things become concrete, we’ll talk again.
“The fact that Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him proves that he has very good qualities. He can replace David Alaba.”