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RB Leipzig Keen to Remove Release Clause for Arsenal Target Dayot Upamecano

​RB Leipzig are looking to begin talks with Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano over a deal new, as they look to remove his release clause, which is set to drop drastically next summer. 

The 20-year-old joined the German side back in 2017, moving from Red Bull Salzburg and has established himself as one of the most exciting young centre-backs in world football. However, injuries have hampered his involvement so far this campaign, limiting him to just two Bundesliga outings up to this point. 

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As a result of his fine performances in the first half of last season, a number of top European clubs showed an interest in him. Arsenal were one of these teams and ​reportedly tabled a bid for the defender. 

However, it now being reported that RB Leipzig are moving quickly to tie their star down to a new contract, as his release clause is set to drop next summer. German publication Sport Bild (via Sport Witness) have reported that the Gunners did indeed make a €60m offer for him, and Leipzig are concerned that they will lose him because his current contract includes a €100m release clause, which is set to drop to €80m next summer. As a result, they are looking to extend his current deal which runs until 2021.

The report makes no mention as to whether or not ​Arsenal are still interested in the player having already signed William Saliba and David Luiz in the summer, but it reiterates that Die Roten Bullen see this as a point of concern. 

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Similarly, French outlet L’Equipe (​via the Sun) have stated that his release clause will drop next summer, but they believe that it will drop to as little as £53m. This figure is similar to the offer the north Londoners reportedly tabled for his services in the summer, making a deal more likely should Unai Emery decide to make a move.

It is not yet clear what the exact figures are, but RB Leipzig are moving fast to tie Upamecano down to a new deal as his release clause is certainly set to drop next summer. 

Source : 90min

Source: 90min

Original article: http://www.arsenal-world.co.uk/news/tmnw/rb_leipzig_keen_to_remove_release_clause_for_arsenal_target_dayot_upamecano_938409/index.shtml

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