Napoli look to steal £27million Manchester United defensive target

Date published: Thursday 31st January 2019 6:36 - Jamie Woodhouse

Napoli are set to open talks with RB Leipzig over a deal for long-term Red Devils target Dayot Upamecano according to reports. 

The Serie A side are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements and may be about to snap up a player linked with United and Barcelona throughout January.

The French centre-back has made 14 Bundesliga appearance for Leipzig this season, with a further four coming in the Europa League.

According to Radio CRC, Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has called RB Leipzig to sound out on the availability of the 20-year-old.

It has been a fairly quiet deadline day for United so far, with Marouane Fellaini heading off to China to complete his Shandong Luneng switch.

Anthony Martial, meanwhile, signed a contract extension until June 2024.

United, therefore, are unlikely to make any approach for Upamecano before tonight’s 11pm deadline, leaving the door open for Napoli to pursue a deal.


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