“We will sell” – RB Leipzig chief happy to sell £40million player to Chelsea

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Despite selling Timo Werner to Chelsea just months ago, RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed he is prepared to sell again amid reports linking Chelsea with a move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

Upamecano reportedly has a release clause of around £40million in his RB Leipzig contract.

“We have a squad that is very broad in terms of quality,” Mintzlaff said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. “So we will sell top performers again if it makes financial sense and we can cope with it from a sporting point of view.

“When I think of [Timo] Werner, [Matheus] Cunha, [Naby] Keita or [Diego] Demme, we’ve already made a lot of money and still made progress in terms of the sporting side.

“Overall, we have invested a lot in our team, no question about that. But look: the current squad had a market value of less than €250 million when the individual players made their debut.

“And if we now take the current market value, we are at around €550 million. You have to take this plus of over €300 million into account when you talk about investments. We are creating value with our path.”

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