According to some reports, the RB Leipzig man has a release clause of around £40 million. Upamecano played a crucial role in RB Leipzig’s amazing UEFA Champions League run in which they lost to Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals.
The RB Leipzig center-back came into the limelight after his amazing performance against Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Chelsea are at 10th position in the Premier League table with 30 points from 20 league fixtures.
What does Dayot Upamecano brings to Chelsea?
The new Chelsea boss has shown interest in the likes of Erling Braut Haaland who is currently with Borussia Dortmund and David Alaba who is with Bayern Munich.
Haaland has a reported release clause of around £75 million and Alaba has only around 6 months left in his contract and will be available in a free transfer in summer.
Chelsea have currently Thiago Silva as their main center-back with Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, and Andreas Christiansen providing rotational partnership options for him.
Fikayo Tomori also being loaned to AC Milan with a permanent buying option if they want it. The club needs a center-back who can provide the long-term options and replace Thiago Silva who is in his twilight of playing career. Umapecano also shows leadership qualities and consistency at such a young age.
Chelsea Board are really keen to get Upamecano(according to Fabrizio Romano) this summer. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is full of praise to the young RB Leipzig centre-back. With the sacking of Frank Lampard, the interest in Declan Rice also seems to have cooled off.
Chelsea though have Marc Guéhi, Malang Sarr, and Ethan Ampadu all showing amazing potential at the club’s on which they are loaned to. None have the experience of Upamecano playing at the topmost level.
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