Chelsea Join the Race for RB Leipzig Defender Dayot Upamecano

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Chelsea are interested in signing Dayot Upamecano as per the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old centre-back is one of the most promising talents in the world.

Upamecano currently plays for German giants, RB Leipzig, and his contract expire on June 30, 2023. However, his £40 million release clause would be activated in the summer.

Dayot Upamecano: Career, Statistics, and Performances

Dayot Upamecano signed for RB Leipzig on 13th January 2017 from Red Bull Salzburg for a transfer fee of almost €10 million. He won the Golden Boy Award in 2018.

The French defender has scored 4 goals in 129 appearances for Leipzig. He was included in the UEFA Champions League Squad of the 2019-20 season.

He also featured in three matches for his nation scoring an important goal in a 4-2 win against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.

Chelsea building competition for Centre-backs by signing Upamecano

Chelsea have been facing some difficult times as they have failed to win four matches in their last 6 matches so far. However, with Upamecano coming to Stamford Bridge, things might improve.

The lack of playing time for Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori are forcing them to leave the club whereas Thiago Silva is 37 years of age already.

If Upamecano joins the London side, it would be a possible reunion with national teammates N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud.

The Blues are currently 9th in the Premier League and are desperate for wins. As a result, the pressure is piling up on Frank Lampard as he is currently not fulfilling the club’s expectations.

However, it is unsure that Leipzig will let the defender leave. The Bulls are challenging for the Bundesliga under coach Juliann Nagelsmann.

Upamecano has attracted big clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, and Manchester City. However, Red Devils are the front-runners. The club scouted him when he was a teenager.

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