Manchester United and Manchester City ready to battle it out for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano

Scott Polacek Manchester City FC

Manchester United and Manchester City have reportedly joined the race to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.

The 21-year-old France youth international has emerged as one of the best upcoming defenders in Europe. He is about to enter the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga side and has a release clause of £52.5million (€60m). 

And Upamecano is believed to be on the radar of rival managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola, according to Sky Sports.

Manchester United and Manchester City have joined the race to sign Dayot Upamecano

Manchester United and Manchester City have joined the race to sign Dayot Upamecano

Manchester United and Manchester City have joined the race to sign Dayot Upamecano 

Zinedine Zidane has told Real Madrid chiefs to target Upamecano and Bayern Munich are also interested.

Upamecano has recently been warned by an RB Leipzig chief to take his time with his next transfer decision.

Leipzig’s sporting director, Markus Krosche, has told the Frenchman that he needs to think carefully before taking another leap forward in his career. 

Krosche told Kicker when quizzed on Upamecano and what his next move should be: ‘This is a far-reaching decision for a player. He should take his time with that.

RB Leipzig centre-back is on the radar of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

RB Leipzig centre-back is on the radar of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

RB Leipzig centre-back is on the radar of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

‘He has to be clear about exactly what he is going to do, how he sees his future.

‘Maybe that has changed a bit as a result of the new situation [coronavirus].’

Arsenal tried to move for Upamecano earlier this season but his release clause of £72m priced them out of a move.

His contract states that the clause drops by £17m each season, making him a more obtainable target in the summer window. 

Zinedine Zidane has told Real Madrid chiefs to target RB Leipzig defender Upamecano

Zinedine Zidane has told Real Madrid chiefs to target RB Leipzig defender Upamecano

Zinedine Zidane has told Real Madrid chiefs to target RB Leipzig defender Upamecano

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