AC Milan are still in the running to land RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, a report claims, but they face strong competition from England.
The Rossoneri continue to be linked with a move for the France U21 international just as they were throughout the summer, and the links have intensified alongside speculation that Ralf Rangnick – the current Head of Football for Red Bull – could be joining Milan as head coach and sporting director this summer.
Transfer source Louis Girardi even claimed on Twitter earlier in the month that the agent of Upamecano has actually reached out to Rangnick to see if he is heading to Milan at the end of the season.
According to German outlet Bild though – as cited by MilanNews – Liverpool and Manchester United are in the running to land the central defender alongside Milan, however the trio have received a boost.
That is because one of the suitors has dropped out: Arsenal are no longer in the race as they find the demands of the Bundesliga side excessive. A fee is not mentioned, but it is widely reported that Upamecano has a €60m release clause built into his deal which becomes active this summer.