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Bayern Munich officially announce Dayot Upamecano signing from RB Leipzig

Done and dusted

RB Leipzig v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Photo by Julian Finney - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Bayern Munich were always the frontrunners for Dayot Upamecano’s signature, despite the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool pursuing him as well. Now all those other interested parties will need to look elsewhere.

The Bundesliga giants have formally announced the signing of the 22-year-old France international from RB Leipzig today, thus putting an end to this (relatively brief) transfer saga.

The centre back will officially move to the Allianz Arena on July 1 after agreeing a five-year contract until 2026, with his new club set to pay his €42.5m release clause.

We may have lost the race for the 22 year-old’s signature, but Chelsea’s plans to sign a centre back in the summer remain intact, with the Blues now said to be targeting Upamecano’s defensive partner at Leipzig, Ibrahima Konaté instead. Chelsea have also been linked with Niklas Süle, whose position at Bayern may be even less secure after Upamecano’s arrival. Other targets may well emerge as well, of course. We’ve got more than enough time until the summer!

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