Premier League giants Manchester United want RB Leipzig starlet

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Dayot Upamecano to Old Trafford once they wrap up the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax. 

The Red Devils are known to be huge admirers of the RB Leipzig center-back, with the club understood to be scouting the 21-year-old Frenchman for a long time. The French defender has no shortage of suitors with the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid also interested in him.

Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig
Dayot Upamecano |Credits: Sports Illustrated|

The 21-year-old signed a new deal with the Bundesliga outfit last month, which apparently features a £40 million release clause that can be activated next summer. 

But according to reports, Manchester United are keen to secure his services ahead of the new Premier League season. It is stated that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bolster his back line, and has identified Upamecano as the perfect partner for Harry Maguire. 

Even though RB Leipzig are unwilling to part ways with the ex-Red Bull Salzburg man, the Red Devils are said to be hopeful that a deal can be struck.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer |Credits: Fox Sports|

With the likes of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling to potentially leave, Solskjaer has highlighted a center-back as a top priority. 

The Red Devils are looking to press ahead with a move for Upamecano once they complete the signing of midfielder Van de Beek from Ajax. 

The Red Devils have reportedly agreed a £40 million deal with the Dutch outfit, with the 23-year-old to pen a five-year contract at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Van de Beek is expected to undergo a medical this week as United near their first major signing this summer.

Donny van de Beek Ajax
Donny van de Beek |Credits: Bleacher Report|

United are still desperate to land Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, with the English international the club's No. 1 target.

However, a deal for Sancho looks unlikely as the Red Devils are nowhere close to matching the valuation of Borussia Dortmund.

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