Man Utd transfer boost with Dayot Upamecano 'confirmed' to be leaving RB Leipzig next summer amid Liverpool interest

MANCHESTER UNITED have been given a transfer boost with Dayot Upamecano reportedly confirmed to be leaving RB Leipzig next summer.

Bild claim the French defender, 22, will be on the move after the end of the season after establishing himself as one of the continent’s top prospects.

United are known to be big fans as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hunts for a new centre-back to partner captain Harry Maguire.

Upamecano is also reportedly available for just £40million thanks to a release clause in his contract.

However, it’s reckoned United face stiff competition from fierce rivals Liverpool and Man City.

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Liverpool did not sign a replacement for Dejan Lovren over the summer, and have also lost star man Virgil van Dijk to a season-ending injury.

Meanwhile, Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake are yet to make an impression for City, who are ready to invest even more money into their backline.

Bayern Munich are also thought to be keeping tabs on Upamecano.

But their move for the France international depends on the future of contract rebel David Alaba, who is set to become a free agent next year.

United have also been linked with Bayern’s out-of-favour defender Nikas Sule.

But he may be too similar in stature to Maguire to command a move, with Solskjaer understood to be keen on signing a centre-back with lightning pace instead – just like Upamecano.

It now remains to be seen where the ace fancies playing next, with no shortage of options.

And there could be even more interest should Upamecano make Didier Deschamp's 23-man squad for the Euros too.

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