AC Milan have been given a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano as Arsenal have pulled out of the race, a report claims.
We reported via our mercato correspondent Vito Angele yesterday that Rangnick is keeping a close eye on is Upamecano. The RB Leipzig defender’s contract will expire in 2021 and should he fail to reach a renewal agreement with the German side, Milan could get him at a good price.
Fichajes recently reported that Upamecano is attracting interest from Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and has a €60m release clause, while Chelsea were also credited with interest.
According to The Times however, the 21-year-old will definitely not be heading to the Emirates Stadium this summer as Arsenal have pulled out of the race to sign him.
The Gunners only have a small transfer budget to work with and see other targets as more of a priority, especially given Upamecano would cost around €50million this summer.