Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms Chelsea’s interest in 22 year old defender

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Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed Chelsea’s interest in one of Europe’s finest centre-backs.

Rummenigge has confirmed Bayern Munich are in a competition with Chelsea and Liverpool for the signature of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

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The 22 year old French defender will be available for just £38million in the summer but the deal is set to be struck in the coming weeks.

“Besides Bayern Munich there are at least two very attractive competitors,” Rummenigge said as he confirmed Chelsea’s and Liverpool’s interest.

“The fact is that the player is interesting and the fact is that we will lose David Alaba on the position.

“Whether there will be any further departures on the position, I can’t give a serious answer yet. You have to let things grow in peace. We have a good relationship with Mr. Struth (Upamecano’s agent, Volker Struth).

“The player will know what he wants at some point. We have to RB Leipzig have a good relationship. I had a conversation with Oliver Mintzlaff.

“When things get concrete, we’ll talk again. The transfer fee has been fixed. You have to wait for the time. The two clubs have a good relationship with each other.

“He almost landed at FC Bayern once. Unfortunately, he didn’t quite dare to do that at the time and then developed well at Salzburg and Leipzig.

“The fact alone that Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him shows that he has very good qualities.”

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