Chelsea miss out on signing Bundesliga player

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Chelsea have missed out on signing RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano as the player has signed a new deal with the German side.

The Blues were linked with a move for the centre back with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard keen on strengthening Chelsea’s defence this summer.

Chelsea were also believed to be willing to meet Upamecano’s release clause, which was reported to be just €45 million (£40m).

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However, the centre-back yesterday signed a new contract at Leipzig that will keep him at the club until 2023.

The player’s new buyout clause is yet unknown, but it will almost certainly be significantly higher than the original.

Meanwhile, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has revealed his club will only sell Kalidou Koulibaly for £81 million which makes a deal for him difficult.

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