CM: Major hurdle for Milan, Man Utd and Liverpool as Leipzig demand €80m for key man

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan face a major obstacle in their pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to a report.

The Rossoneri continue to be linked with a move for the France U21 international just as they were throughout the summer. 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.

German outlet Bild reported earlier today that Liverpool and Manchester United are in the running to land the central defender alongside Milan, with Arsenal no longer in the race as they find the demands of the Bundesliga side excessive.

According to what Calciomercato.com are reporting, Upamecano remains in the sights of Milan and is a player who will inevitably become a more concrete target should Rangnick arrive.

However, at present it seems as though there is a major stumbling block in the way, as Leipzig are set to demand €70-80million for their prized young defender, a fee that the Rossoneri surely cannot afford at present.

This is despite rumours in the English press that the Frenchman has a €60m release clause which will become active in the summer.


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