CM: Milan have ‘new strategy’ for €60m Leipzig defender linked with Arsenal

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are ready to go back in for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano next summer, according to a report.

Milan were linked with a move for Upamecano back in 2017, while Manchester United and Arsenal have been credited with interest this year by a number of different outlets.

The reliable Gianluca Di Marzio then revealed in the summer window that the Rossoneri are still interested in the idea of signing the 20-year-old.

However, he did state that Leipzig’s demands for the player are ‘very high’, while reports have even suggested that any interested club would have to pay his €100m release clause.

According to though that has not put Milan off, and they will consider making a fresh bid for Upamecano next summer if Mattia Caldara’s return to action does not go as planned.

The same outlet recently confirmed that Caldara will be back involved within a month, and that he is considered ‘unsellable’ by the club, but given the serious nature of his injury it remains to be seen if he can hit his full potential.

Meanwhile Upamecano – a France U21 international – is not a regular starter for Leipzig and has made three Bundesliga appearances this season.

The former Red Bull Salzburg centre-back made 15 appearances in the Bundesliga last season before sustaining a season-ending knee injury in January.

A recent report from L’Equipe (via Sportsmole) did credit Arsenal with interest, and stated that Upamecano’s release clause is set to drop to €60m next summer unless a new deal is agreed.

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