Man Utd target Dayot Upamecano in talks with Bayern Munich, confirms German champs’ sporting director

Man Utd target Dayot Upamecano in talks with Bayern Munich, confirms German champs’ sporting director

BAYERN MUNICH have confirmed they are attempting to beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano.

The 22-year-old has impressed since joining Leipzig from fellow Red Bull-owned club Salzburg in 2017.

Sun Sport reported earlier that the defender’s agents were seen entering the underground car park of Bayern's offices on Thursday.

Now the Bundesliga giants have confirmed they are in talks with Upamecano over a transfer switch.

Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said today’s 4-1 win over Hoffenheim: “We are having dealings with him.

“We have met with his agent and had good, professional discussions.”

Bayern are looking for potential replacements at the back for David Alaba and Jerome Boateng.

Both men are out of contract this summer and could walkaway from the club for nothing.

Upamecano’s deal at Leipzig runs until 2023 but it is believed to contain a £38m buy-out clause.United could still make a £55m move for Upamecano this transfer window, which closes on Monday.

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New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is also said to be a huge fan of the France international and may battle the Red Devils and Bayern for his signature.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have also been linked with the star.

However, if Upamecano does not move this transfer window, he and Leipzig will face Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League next month.

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