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Report: Bayern Munich ready to spend big on RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano

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With David Alaba likely leaving Germany in the summer, Bayern Munich is watching RB Leipzig center-back Dayot Upamecano closely.

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Per a report from Sport Bild (print edition), Bayern Munich is ready to dig into its coffers for RB Leipzig center-back Dayot Upamecano.

With David Alaba almost certainly gone and Jerome Boateng’s future uncertain, the Bavarians could be in need of some reinforcements on the backline for the 2021/2022 campaign. In turn, Bayern Munich is asking the agent of Upamecano to “keep them in the loop” should any big spenders start lurking about:

What might make Flick happy: FC Bayern is ready to spend a lot of money on a new center-back. The interim idea of compensating for the two departures [i.e. Alaba and Boateng] internally with Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard, by moving the World Cup-winners from the outside to the center-back positions, is off the table.

Dayot Upamecano remains at the top of the shopping list. The amount of the Leipzig player’s release clause of approximately 42.5 million euros is known to the bosses in Munich. According to Sport Bild’s information, Bayern asked Upamecano’s management to inform them if another club like Liverpool or Chelsea thinks of activating his release clause.

During these times marred by COVID-19, €42.5 million could be a bit expensive for the Bavarians, but Bayern Munich might be desperate to bring in a player that won’t require much of a transition period. Already familiar with Germany and the Bundesliga, Upamecano could fit that billing.