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Bayern CEO confirms Chelsea and Liverpool interest in Upamecano

The Chief Executive Officer of Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has confirmed that his outfit are not the only club pursuing RB Leipzig center back Dayot Upamecano, revealing that both Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in the player as well.

The Champions league and Bundesliga defending champions are in for a replacement for David Alaba who is set to leave the club on a free transfer this summer following their inability to extend the player’s contract.

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The Austrian has so far rejected contract extension offers from Bayern and has been linked to several clubs including Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain.

Among other reported targets to replace Alaba, it is the Leipzig man who appears to be the priority for Bayern, with the Bayern Chief confirming that they have begun talks to sign the 22-yaer old.

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, in an interview with Sky Germany, admitted that the player is an interesting player and are looking to sign him but they face competition from Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool.

“In addition to Bayern Munich, there are at least two quite attractive clubs interested [in Upamecano],” he said.

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“The fact is that the player is interesting, and the fact is that we will almost certainly lose David Alaba in that position.

“I can’t say if there will be other departures in that position.

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“You have to let things grow in peace. We have a good relationship with Mr Volker Struth [Upamecano’s agent]. The player will know what he wants at some point.

“We have a good relationship with RB Leipzig as well. I have had a conversation with Oliver Mintzlaff [Red Bull GmbH Global Head of Soccer].

“When things become concrete, we’ll talk again…

“The fact that Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him proves that he has very good qualities. He can replace David Alaba,” he added.

Dayot Upamecano, who signed a contract extension with Leipzig last summer, has made 138 appearances since his move from Red Bull Salzburg in 2017, making himself one of the hottest prospects in world football following his impressive performances for the club.

 

 

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