PSG ready to battle Chelsea, Arsenal in a race to sign RB Leipzig defender
Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks with an end goal to beat three Premier League clubs to RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, guarantee reports in France.
The 21-year-old is probably going to be one of the most sought after players in the forthcoming transfer window.
The promising centre-back is out of contract at RB Leipzig in 2021, so they may capitalize on him before that deal lapses.
Reports have connected the France Under-21 defender with a move to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta might be watching out for defensive fortifications, in spite of David Luiz extending his stay at the club.
The Arsenal boss has supposedly sketched out Dayot Upamecano as one of his ‘fantasy’ signings. They could make a double raid on Red Bull, as Mikel Arteta also needs Dominik Szoboszlai from Leipzig’s sister club Salzburg.
The Blues have also entered the race for Dayot Upamecano, who began 27 Bundesliga games this season.
Chelsea have as of now vigorously put resources into their attack with deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, yet may need to reinforce at the back to challenge for the title.
Dayot Upamecano might be a perfect fortification if he follows Timo Werner from RB Leipzig to Stamford Bridge. However, as indicated by Le10 Sport, the defender may not wind up in the Premier League all things considered.
The French source guarantees that PSG are in contact with Dayot Upamecano’s agents to attempt to persuade him to return to his country of origin, where he has never played at senior club level.
Dayot Upamecano is one of two young French centre-backs PSG have delineated as possible targets. The other is Barcelona’s Jean-Clair Todibo, but they incline toward the 21-year-old.
There are reports that PSG are prepared to enter the race for Dayot Upamecano. Their strategy will be to persuade the player first, before launching their proposal to RB Leipzig.
Given that Dayot Upamecano has a €60m buyout clause, convincing him could be essential. Should any club meet that valuation, RB Leipzig will be compelled to allow him to leave if he needs to.
Notwithstanding, the report warns that PSG should play catch up with three Premier League sides. Manchester City have purportedly joined Arsenal and Chelsea in battling for Dayot Upamecano.
Manchester City didn’t sign a replacement for Vincent Kompany the previous summer, and their defensive record has in this way worsened.
Regardless of whether they will have the option to win the race for the 21-year-old is not yet clear, with the four-way battle set to heighten in the coming months.
It could confuse further if AC Milan step up their own advantage. However, reports makes no reference to the Italian club.