Chelsea in the hunt for €34m-rated French centre-back
Chelsea interested to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano and preparing to make an offer next summer. Maurizio Sarri started to rebuild the club and made several changes. He also plans to replace Gary Cahill with France international who had a good season in Bundesliga and paid big clubs attention.
Upamecano joined RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2017 with a €10m deal. He became a top-class centre-back and played many games excellently since joining. Last campaign Dayot played 30 games and scored 3 goals in all competition. This is a great result and he can do much more with high-class teammates. The French defender is contracted with the German club until 2021 and his release clause is around €30m. His price could increase and become much more during this season. Liverpool also keen to sign him and there will be a real battle for the player.
Blues started this season fantastically as they won all fifth games in Premier League and leading the table with Liverpool. Maurizio Sarri has big plans and also wants to strengthen the back-line. So he will try to add Upamecano next summer when the transfer window opens again.