Dayot Upamecano getting closer to Bayern Munich move
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According to reports from France and Germany, it looks as if Dayot Upamecano is closing in on a deal with FC Bayern.

The 21-year-old has quickly become one of the most talked-about names in the transfer market, with clubs around the globe interested.

It seems the main stumbling block is the release clause in his contract at RB Leipzig that is reportedly set at 58 million euros.

Talks to reduce release clause

Soccerlink in France have reported that the central-defender wishes to stay in Germany, and his heart is set on a move to the Bavarian giants.

According to the outlet, Upamecano has a deal-in-principle agreed with FC Bayern and is looking to reduce his release clause.

If this figure could drop from the €58m that it is currently at, then the transfer would be more likely.

Hans-Dieter Flick's side are already in pole position for securing deals with Leroy Sane and Kai Havertz, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the club will be looking to keep expenses as low as possible.

In Munich, Upamecano would take the place of Jerome Boateng, who has been linked with a move to Hertha BSC.

Bayern the most likely option

On Wednesday, a Fußballtransfers.com exclusive revealed that Dayot Upamecano would rather stay in Germany, and does not want a move to England.

Arsenal attempted to sign him from RB Leipzig in last summer's transfer window, and have been linked with him again, but it does not seem likely to happen.

A move to  Säbener Straße would see the central defender join up with compatriots Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley ComanLucas Hernández and Michaël Cuisance which may have enticed the 21-year-old towards the club.

Talks between the Frenchman and FC Barcelona are also at an advanced stage, but it looks as if Bavaria is the most likely option.

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