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Bayern reach agreement with Real Madrid target Upamecano -report

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The French defender has already committed to a move to Bayern Munich, according to Bild.

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Red Bull Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has reached an agreement to join Bayern Munich in the upcoming transfer window, according to a report published on German newspaper Bild. Leipzig would rather sell the player to a foreign club and not to Bayern, per that same report.

Apparently, Upamecano has a €60 million release clause for German teams but that clause would be significantly increased for clubs outside of the Bundesliga.

Real Madrid seem to have that position covered given that all Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Eder Militao are expected to stay in the team, but Ramos’ age could force Los Blancos to sign a replacement in the next few years.

Upamecano has completed some impressive performances in the Bundesliga this season and appears to be very talented. However, Real Madrid are extremely unlikely to get involved if Leipzig expect to get more than €60 million for the French center back, given that Los Blancos already spent €50 million to sign Militao away from Porto a year ago.

There’s no need for Madrid to sign an expensive, young defender right now, given that Upamecano would need minutes to keep developing as a player. On the other hand, Bayern do need a central defender, so his signing for the Bavarian club is far more likely.