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Rummenigge confirms Bayern Munich’s interest in Upamecano

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated his club would take up the question of signing RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and also hold talks with Jerome Boateng.

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Upamecano goes head to head with Thomas Müller on February 9, 2020.
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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed his club’s interest in RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in comments on Bild Live today.

Rummenigge framed Bayern’s interest in Upamecano as part of its broad effort to improve the team’s roster. “Of course we will take it up, not only with respect to this personnel matter, but also essentially at any positions we want and have to do something,” he said.

Rummenigge ruled out a winter transfer to Munich as too early, adding that “the player will be in Leipzig at least until the end of the season.”

As previously reported, Upamecano has a release clause in the area of €42.5 to €45 million.

Although it seems like a foregone conclusion that David Alaba will leave Bayern on a free transfer this summer, the future of Jerome Boateng, who just played his 300th Bundesliga game at the age of 32, remains open. Rummenigge indicated that the club would pursue talks with him at a future date.

Rummenigge said, “Jerome is playing a good part again. The coach is satisfied with him.” The crucial questions are, “What does he want? What does he believe he can do? And what does the club believe he can do? And then we’ll find a serious solution,” Rummenigge said.

Rummenigge roundly ruled out a hypothetical sale of Leroy Sané as “nonsense.”

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