Manchester United and Chelsea want Upamecano

Manchester United and Chelsea want Upamecano

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Plenty of Dayot Upamecano speculation doing the rounds this weekend too.

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Chelsea have joined the race to sign the highly-rated French defender per the Mail on Sunday, while Liverpool and Manchester United continue to be linked with his signature also.

Now Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has admitted that Leipzig – who sold Timo Werner to Chelsea last summer and previously Naby Keita to Liverpool – will sell key assets again if it makes sense financially.

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“We have a squad that is very broad in terms of quality,” he told Sport Bild. “So we will sell top performers again if it makes financial sense and we can cope with it from a sporting point of view.

“When I think of Werner, [Matheus] Cunha, [Naby] Keita or [Diego] Demme, we’ve already made a lot of money and still made progress in terms of the sporting side.

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“Overall, we have invested a lot in our team, no question about that. But look: the current squad had a market value of less than €250 million when the individual players made their debut.

“And if we now take the current market value, we are at around €550 million. You have to take this plus of over €300 million into account when you talk about investments. We are creating value with our path.”

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