Sorry United as Chelsea ‘have contacted’ defender about £55 million move to London
Manchester United have received a blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig ace Dayot Upamecano as Chelsea have reportedly contacted him about a transfer.
United were said to be front-runners to land the 22-year-old for £55million this month as there has been alot of rumours that he is the man that they see can come in and be the perfect partner for Harry Maguire.
But they could now be pipped by the Blues to the post, according to German outlet Kicker, as they have now claimed that Chelsea have already made contact with the German outfit about a possible deal to bring Upamecano to London, and Stamford Bridge
Frank Lampard may have just got the sack, but incoming boss Thomas Tuchel is a man that knows what players he wants, and reports have suggested that he has asked Chelsea to try and wrap up a deal for the talented £55 million rated defender
TalkSPORT’s transfer expert Alex Crook recently claimed that there is definite interest from Chelsea: “We’ve talked about this guy a lot over the course of the last year or so, he’s a really highly-rated defender.
“He plays for RB Leipzig, he helped them do great things in the Champions League last season.
“Manchester United have watched him, Liverpool have watched him, Arsenal have been linked in the past.
“Now we’re hearing Chelsea are showing a definite interest, along with Bayern Munich. I don’t know if this is a deal that can necessarily happen this month because he’s got a release clause of of €42million that kicks into gear in the summer.
“But if those clubs I’ve mentioned are going to go toe-to-toe, this could be a really fascinating saga to watch and see exactly which club he picks. He’s a top player.”
Chelsea would be quite foolish to not show an interest in the brilliant Upamecano, he is a defender that will go on and become of the very best in the game