Bayern chief reveals the identity of 2 Premier League teams chasing Dayot Upamecano

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the German side are against Chelsea and Liverpool in their pursuit of RB Leipzig center-back Dayot Upamecano.

As seems to be tradition with Bayern, club officials have been incredibly vocal with their intention to sign their latest goal, and Upamecano’s agent recently confirmed that the center-back is on the verge of choosing between the Bayern and two Premier League teams.

By not naming these two England sides the rumor has been plunged into a frenzy, but Rummenigge has since confirmed that it was Chelsea and Liverpool who pushed the most for Upamecano’s signing.

“In addition to Bayern Munich, there are at least two fairly attractive clubs interested,” Rummenigge told Sky Sport Deutschland.

“The point is, the player is interesting, and the point is that we will almost certainly lose David Alaba in his position. I can’t say if there will be any other departures from the position. ”

David Alaba
Alaba set to leave Bayern | Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images

“The player will know what he wants at some point. We also have a good relationship with RB Leipzig. I had a conversation with Oliver Mintzlaff. When things get real, we’ll talk about it again. The fact that Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him proves that he has very good qualities. He can replace David Alaba. “

Bayern have identified Upamecano as their ideal replacement for Alaba, which Rummenigge has confirmed is at ‘99.9%’ leaving the German giants this summer when his contract expires.

Upamecano’s £ 38million release clause has made him one of the most requested defenders on the planet, and it’s no surprise to see Chelsea and Liverpool both making moves to try to signing the 22-year-old.

However, while Chelsea may still need a younger center-back to replace Thiago Silva, 36, Liverpool’s interest in Upamecano may have cooled after Schalke’s Ozan Kabak arrived on loan for the rest of the season.

Liverpool have the option of signing Kabak for good this summer for an initial £ 18million, and the Reds may prefer to stay with the Turkey international instead of spending more money on another player.

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