Man Utd transfer target Dayot Upamecano has £40m release clause and is too expensive for Bayern Munich
MANCHESTER UNITED target Dayot Upamecano could decide his future as early as January.
Bild claims the RB Leipzig star has a £40million release clause in his contract.
And the defender, 22, is anticipating offers after impressing for the German side.
Upamecano has already clocked up 118 games for Leipzig and helped them to last season’s Champions League semis.
He is regarded as one of Europe’s most promising centre-backs and has also earned three caps for World Cup holders France, even scoring against Croatia in September.
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United are known to be big fans of Upamecano, with Liverpool also linked following injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly eager to splash the cash on a centre half after a mixed start to the new campaign.
Phil Jones and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are apparently on their way out of Old Trafford this January, with doubts over Eric Bailly too.
And Upamecano would be an ideal fit to play alongside captain Harry Maguire.
United have also been boosted by claims that even at £40m, Upamecano is still too expensive for long-term suitors Bayern Munich.
That’s despite him being tipped to join the Bavarian giants by former coach Ralf Rangnick earlier this week.
Should United fail to get their hands on Upamecano, they are also believed to be monitoring Borussia Dortmund’s highly-rated Dan-Axel Zagadou.
But with Upamecano proving his worth on both the domestic and continental stage, while also being available for a fixed price, he could be the more likely of the two to move to Manchester.
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