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Manchester United still chasing transfer of £60m-rated Bundesliga star but must sell first

Manchester United are reportedly still targeting a potential transfer deal for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

The 21-year-old looks a huge talent after impressing in the Bundesliga in recent times, and it would be great to see him move to the Premier League at some point.

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Man Utd look in urgent need of a quality centre-back signing of this ilk after a poor showing from Victor Lindelof in the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace.

However, despite United still being keen on Upamecano, it seems they will have to sell defenders before being able to move for him, according to the Telegraph.

The report explains that the Red Devils currently have too many players on their books in that position, but they’re struggling to find buyers for them at the moment.

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Dayot Upamecano to Manchester United transfer hinges on defender sales at Old Trafford

This sounds like it could be a problem for United, with another previous report from the Telegraph claiming Upamecano could cost around £60million to sign this summer.

The France international certainly seems like he’d be a worthwhile investment, but a deal currently looks complicated for the club to get done.

Fans will no doubt hope flops like Chris Smalling, Phil Jones or Marcos Rojo can be offloaded quickly in order to fund a move for Upamecano.

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4 Comments

  1. Ashley Controversial says:

    Love the guy… But let’s not forget who’s incharge here “Ed Woodward” hence I don’t see it happening no matter what..

  2. Allison says:

    The glazers and ed wants to finish d team… #Glazers_out

  3. Darlington says:

    Our team is dying with Dead Wood and the Glazers. No light beyond the tunnel

  4. Alexander ug says:

    United will get back to fergie time if we get the sporting director and edwood disapear but our club is finishing #onelove united

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