Bayern chief Rummenigge opens up and confirms Chelsea interest in powerful 22 year old defender
According to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chelsea are interested in Dayot Upamecano.
Upamecano is one of the hottest defenders in the game right now and was constantly linked with a move away from RB during the January transfer window, but with COVID still in the air, a transfer deal for the defender was always going to be unlikely.
However, it is believed that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is a massive fan of the defender and will look to try and get him all signed up for that £38 million that he is now going for, after his agent revealed the exact price of his release clause
Rummenigge has now confirmed that Bayern will be in the market for the Frenchman in the summer transfer window as they look to bring in a replacement for exit-bound David Alaba, whose current contract is due to expire at the end of June, but has also revealed that there is strong interest from the Premier League
“In addition to Bayern Munich, there are at least two quite attractive clubs interested,” the Bayern CEO told Sky Germany.
“The fact is that the player is interesting, and the fact is that we will almost certainly lose David Alaba in that position.
“I can’t say if there will be other departures in that position.”
The next move for Upamecano will make or break the lads career, so he needs to make the right choice on which club to join. He is destined for big things and it will be very interesting to see just where he ends up.
Liverpool, Chelsea or Bayern would all be a very good move for the man to make and it may actually come down to how much game time he gets, and how much money he will be offered