Liverpool and Chelsea have had their interest in Dayot Upamecano confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The revelation was made after the defender’s agent, Volker Stuth, revealed there were three clubs chasing the Frenchman that he would consider.
He said there are ‘two English clubs’ as well as Bayern Munich and that Upamecano will choose ‘soon’.
RB Leipzig are bracing themselves for his departure in the summer, to which they are powerless.
A clause will come into play that will mean the 22-year-old can leave if a bid of £38m is made.
Upamecano’s market value currently stands at £54m, making the deal a bargain.
Liverpool and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Dayot Upamecano
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Bayern Munich remain the frontrunners, however, with the club in the market for a centre-back as they prepare to lose David Alaba.
The Austrian, who has moved from left-back to centre-back, is out of contract at the end of the season and Bayern chief Rummenigge has admitted Upamecano is a top target to replace him.
However, he also let slip Liverpool and Chelsea’s interest after revealing his own club’s position.
He told Sky: “In addition to Bayern Munich, there are at least two quite attractive clubs interested.
“The fact is that the player is interesting, and the fact is that we will almost certainly lose David Alaba at his position. I can’t say if there will be other departures at the position.
“You have to let things grow in peace. We have a good relationship with Mr. Struth.
Bayern Munich are the frontrunners for Dayot Upamecano
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“The player will know what he wants at some point. We have a good relationship with RB Leipzig as well. I have had a conversation with Oliver Mintzlaff.
“When things become concrete, we’ll talk again.
“The fact that Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him proves that he has very good…