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Bayern Munich ‘agree deal with Arsenal and Manchester United target Dayot Upamecano’

Dayot Upamecano has rejected the chance to move to the Premier League with the Red Bull Leipzig defender reportedly agreeing a move to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich this summer. 

The French centre-back has a £52m buyout clause at Leipzig, who are keen to sell him this year as opposed to losing him for free upon the expiration of his contract next summer. 

Both Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on the defender but according to German outlet Bild, the Bundesliga champions have won the race for the 21-year-old’s signature. 

Dayot Upamecano will reportedly move from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich this summer

Dayot Upamecano will reportedly move from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich this summer

Dayot Upamecano will reportedly move from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich this summer

The 21-year-old defender looks set to link up with Serge Gnabry (R) at the Allianz Arena

The 21-year-old defender looks set to link up with Serge Gnabry (R) at the Allianz Arena

The 21-year-old defender looks set to link up with Serge Gnabry (R) at the Allianz Arena 

DAYOT UPAMECANO THIS SEASON

  • Appearances: 29
  • Starts: 29 
  • Goals: 0
  • Assists: 1
  • Yellow cards: 8 

The report details that a deal is agreed between the player and Bayern, though a set fee between the clubs is yet to be finalised. 

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Bayern are not yet willing to pay his £52m release clause, as they wait to see the financial effect the crisis has had on clubs.

Mikel Arteta is believed to be in the market for a centre back this summer, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also keeping an eye on Upamecano as a partner for captain Harry Maguire at Manchester United. 

The France Under-21 international has made 29 appearances – all of which were starts – for Leipzig this season. 

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eyeing up a centre back to shore up his defence this summer

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eyeing up a centre back to shore up his defence this summer

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eyeing up a centre back to shore up his defence this summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen for a new acquisition to partner Harry Maguire in defence

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen for a new acquisition to partner Harry Maguire in defence

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen for a new acquisition to partner Harry Maguire in defence 

He has played in six of Leipzig’s eight Champions League games including the last-16 second-leg victory against Tottenham Hotspur last month.   

Upamecano has played a key role in Leipzig’s high-flying season, with the side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and five points off leaders Bayern in the German top-flight. 

The Frenchman signed for Leipzig from sister club RB Salzburg in the summer of 2017. 

Clubs in Germany have resumed training with the Bundesliga set to restart on May 9 behind closed doors. 

Arsenal, also, have resumed training as of Monday, but with strict coronavirus isolation rules still in place. 

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