Bayern Munich in the battle to sign €65m-rated Man United long-term target

Although the winter transfer window hasn’t yet closed, the rumours as to which footballers could make moves in the summer window are already surfacing. It’s normally at the end of the campaign when some of the bigger deals are done, with a lot of clubs loathe to lose their stars midway through a season.

One of the most highly-prized defenders in Europe, RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, is a man much in demand. Both Man United and Chelsea are thought to be interested in activating his £38m release clause, however, it appears that Bayern Munich, are now in the running, possibly rendering the interest of the English teams moribund.

Though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard, if the latter is still in charge at Stamford Bridge, will believe that their teams have enough to offer France international, Bayern are already the finished article rather than a team in progress.

A move there would also afford Dayot the luxury of not having to move to a new country and all that such a switch would entail. Bundesliga giants have a history of raiding other German clubs for their best footballers, and it’s an easy way for them to remain dominant in the German top flight.

Red Devils and Liverpool have been among the clubs linked with Upamecano recently, and it’s clear Man United would do well to bring him in as an upgrade on the likes of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly to partner Harry Maguire.

However, it seems like Bavarians are serious about competing for the French defender’s signature, with Falk quoting club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as declaring an interest in bringing him to the Allianz Arena.