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Chelsea receive £38m Dayot Upamecano transfer boost as his agent issues update

Highly-rated RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano could seal a move to the Premier League this summer, his agent has confirmed.

According to a report by the Mail, the Frenchman’s agent has revealed that the 22-year-old will ‘soon’ decide on whether to seal a move to the Premier League or Leipzig’s Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, who have recently held talks with the defender.

Upamecano, who has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in recent months, has a release clause value £38million this forthcoming summer, making him a very attractable option for a whole host of clubs across Europe, as they look to lay their hands on one of football’s brightest prospects.

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However, although his agent – Volker Struth – has admitted that he could join a Premier League side this summer, he has confirmed that Bayern are leading the race for his signature as the German giants’ sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, made a ‘good impression’ on the youngster during their recent conversations.

The news about the prospect of Upamecano sealing a move to the Premier League has come just a short time after talks with Bayern were held, suggesting the defender is not fully settled on remaining in Germany.

It is reported that Upamecano’s agents – Struth and Sascha Breese – were spotted entering the underground car park of Bayern’s offices on Thursday afternoon, with it then claimed that they left three hours later.

Over the last two years or so, Upamecano has blossomed into one of the most highly-rated defenders around, attracting widespread interest from a whole host of countries in Europe.

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