RB Leipzig perform U-turn over future of €40m Man Utd, Arsenal target

Date published: Thursday 7th May 2020 8:34

RB Leipzig have reportedly agreed to drop their asking price for Dayot Upamecano to around £35m, just days after it was claimed he could sign a new contract there.

The French defender is one of the most in-demand centre-backs in Europe, and has been linked with solving Arsenal’s dilemmas in defence.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Upamecano, in a deal that could provide them with their perfect partner for Harry Maguire.

However, recent reports suggested that the 21-year-old was ready to extend his contract by one year, for it to expire in 2022 instead of 2021.

That may not be the case, though, as Bild (via Sports Mole) now claim that Leipzig are ready to re-assess their demands for Upamecano should they receive a bid – with their sporting director already having rebuffed the talk of a new deal.

Upamecano’s price tag was previously thought to be around €60m, but with the Bundesliga side unsure of his future and worried about missing out on a large pay-day, now he could leave for somewhere closer to the region of €40m.

Bayern Munich are also interested in the France Under-21 international, although the apparent reduction in his price-tag will have put several clubs on alert.


Upamecano is not the only centre-back that Man Utd are linked with, as reports suggest Swansea City are bracing themselves for a bid for Daniel James’ former teammate Joe Rodon.

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