Bayern Munich and Chelsea are the main contenders to take over Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig. TZ reports that. The 22-year-old Frenchman can leave after this season by means of a transfer clause for 40 million euros.
At Bayern, the contracts of David Alaba and Jérôme Boateng expire, making the Champions League winner eagerly looking for a new central defender. Der Rekord meister has long been interested in Upamecano and also has the best papers in the fight for his signature, knows TZ. He also met six compatriots with Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernández, Bouna Sarr, Tanguy Nianzou, Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman.
Chelsea, however, does not give itself won. Thanks to owner Roman Abramovich, the Londoners suffer less from the coronacrisis than many other top clubs. Last summer, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz hit Stamford Bridge. Upamecano is seen as the next piece of the puzzle in the new project of The Blues.
In recent years Upamecano has become a pillar of RB Leipzig, which currently has the least passed defense of the Bundesliga. With 133 won duels, the French international outperforms the Bayern defense, according to TZ. In addition, he is faster (35.39 kilometers per hour) than the defenders of the German champion, which fits well into the offensive play of trainer Hansi Flick.