€60m defender dashes Manchester United and Arsenal’s summer hopes

Date published: Wednesday 6th May 2020 3:04 - Matthew Briggs

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Dayot Upamecano has reportedly agreed to sign a new contract at RB Leipzig ending the hopes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

Sky Sports claim the centre-back, who will be out of contract in the summer of 2021, will now extend his contract by another year to 2022.

“He has been given an improved salary and he will have another year to develop playing regularly for one of the best teams in Germany,” reads the article.

Only last week Sky suggested the 21-year-old had agreed a new deal, only for RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche to deny the talk.

“Dayot isn’t about to sign anything, neither here nor anywhere else,” he said in an interview with Sport Bild.

The UK broadcaster though insist a new deal is in the pipeline for the player, who has been interesting Bayern Munich.

Sky report that Arsenal “have been watching him since last summer” but a move to Bayern Munich looked a distinct possibility before Leipzig refused to lower the player’s €60m release clause.

Bayern have refused to pay that for the Frenchman, who was going to be out of contract in 12 months time, and he looks set to continue his spell in the Bundesliga after learning to speak German.




Lasst month Kroshe called upon his star centre-half to rethink his exit plans, claiming the situation has “changed” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to German magazine Kicker (via the Sun), Krosche said: “This is a far-reaching decision for a player. He should take his time with that.

“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].”


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