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Man Utd to battle Chelsea and Liverpool for £38.9m Dayot Upamecano alternative

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Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea all fought over the signing of Dayot Upamecano but the Frenchman has decided to join Bayern Munich. And another RB Leipzig star is now on the radars of the Premier League clubs.

United are set to join the battle to land RB Leipzig star Ibrahima Konate in the summer.

Liverpool and Chelsea are also interested in signing the Frenchman, who has been Upamecano’s partner at the back throughout the campaign.

It been the 22-year-old all three Premier League clubs had their sights on but Frenchman has decided to join Bayern Munich this summer instead.

As a result, an alternative has had to be sought out but scouts did not look far – eyeing Upamecano’s defensive partner Konate as the ideal replacement.

There are some that feel that the 21-year-old may even go on to develop better than his more reported-on pal.

According to BILD, United are prepared to enter the race for Konate as they make a defender one of their top priorities in the summer transfer window, who has been priced at £38.9m.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on bringing in a centre-back to partner Harry Maguire next season.

Victor Lindelof has a persistent back problem while the Red Devils coach cannot depend on Eric Bailly due to his fitness issues.

Liverpool’s defensive problems do not need any introduction, with all three centre-backs from the start of the year out until next season at the earliest.

Ozan Kabak was brought in from Schalke on loan but no decision has been made over whether the Turkey international will stay.

Chelsea are also desperate to strengthen their backline after seeing the impact Thiago Silva has had.

The Brazilian was brought in on a free transfer but will be 37 next season and there are plans to land another elite defender.



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