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Man Utd to make Dayot Upamecano transfer move and can steal RB Leipzig defender for just £38m due to release clause

MANCHESTER UNITED will reportedly look to activate the release clause of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in 2021.

The 22-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford this summer, but instead signed a new deal with the Bundesliga side.

United could have signed the France international for just £700,000 from Valenciennes in 2015, but refused to offer more than £500k.

SunSport reported earlier this month how the Red Devils were still keen on luring the centre-back away from Germany.

And now the Times claim United will look to bring Upamecano to England at the end of the season.

They state he boasts a release clause of around £38million that will become active next summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he needs to find a new defender to partner Harry Maguire as Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly cannot be trusted.

The Norwegian revealed this week he is looking forward to seeing Upamecano in action with the player to feature against United in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

He said: "There are always rumours and speculation about good players for Manchester United.

"I’ve always tried to respect that they are players for other teams and don’t want to comment on every player that we are linked to.

"But since he’s playing against us tomorrow I know he’s a very good player so we can see him close up tomorrow."

United are believed to face competition from Liverpool in the race to secure Upamecano's services.

With Virgil van Dijk out with a knee injury, it has been speculated that Jurgen Klopp could turn to the former Red Bull Salzburg star.

Solskjaer insists Donny van de Beek to play 'big part' in United's season

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