Manchester United's target leaves door open for a move
Manchester United defensive target Dayot Upamecano has opened the door to a potential move to Old Trafford. The Frenchman claimed he is fully focused on RB Leipzig but admitted a lot can change in a season.
The 21-year-old starred for Leipzig last season, as they reached the Champions League semi-finals. The Red Devils reportedly stepped up their interest in Upamecano after being humbled 3-1 by Crystal Palace.
Manchester United are in the market for a number of players to bolster their squad as they look to give a tough fight to Liverpool and Manchester United for the Premier League trophy this season.
The former Arsenal target looked to have settled his future in Germany after signing a contract extension until 2023 in January. France International's new deal is understood to have a release clause of £53 million but which only comes into effect next summer.
In an interview with Telefoot, Upamecano said that his future is currently at Leipzig, although he did not rule out a move away. He said: “For the moment I am with Leipzig but it is true that I was able to discuss with certain clubs."
“As I said, for now, I am focused on Leipzig and I will continue to play for Leipzig. And then we’ll see. You never know what can happen in a football season," he further added.
Manchester United have also been linked with Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele as an alternative for Jadon Sancho. And Upamecano admitted he would relish the opportunity to link up with his close-friend again.
He opined: "Would I like to play with Ousmane Dembele again? I would like that, why not? Ousmane is a very good player and we have grown up together. So of course I would like to play with him one day."
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