Man United enter big battle with Liverpool and Chelsea in race to sign French player

Man United enter big battle with Liverpool and Chelsea in race to sign French player

- Dayot Upamecano has been linked with a move to Man United and Liverpool

- The German defender has been impressive for Leipzig this term in all competitions

- Manchester United are currently topping the Premier League table this season

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Dayot Upamecano who currently plays for German side RB Leipzig has reportedly emerged as main transfer target for Premier League duo of Manchester United and Liverpool.

The 22-year-old France international has been superb for RB Leipzig since he got into the first team and he is being rated as one of the best central defenders in Europe.

According to the report on Mirror, Jurgen Klopp who is the manager of Premier League champions Liverpool wants Dayot to be a cover up for Virgil Van Dijk.

Virgil Van Dijk has not played any Premier League game for Liverpool this year due to the injury he sustained, but the Reds are hopeful on a speedy recuperation.

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Chelsea are also interested in Upamecano, while German giants Bayern Munich have stated their intention to try to keep him in the Bundesliga.

Manchester United thought they had struck a deal last summer after spending the previous year scouting the player.

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Dayot Upamecano in action for RB Leipzig Photo by Mario Hommes
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Earlier, had reported how former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney declared that he strongly feels the Red Devils will emerge Premier League champions this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side returned to the summit of the English top-flight after coming from behing to defeat Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Wednesday night, January 20.

And the Derby County manager Rooney claims he has discussed this privately with his coaching staff that United will be crowned champions by the time the season ends.

United last won the prestigious title in 2013 during Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge, but according to Rooney, this is their season.

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Also, reported how Trent Alexander-Arnold's poor performances in recent matches have set an unwanted record in the Premier League after the English champions were shocked by Burnley at Anfield.

The England defender struggled in most parts of the game as the Reds surrendered to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Clarets.

Arnold made 18 crosses from open play with a zero per cent success rate and it did not locate any of his teammates.

According to Squawka, the 22-year-old has now become the only player in the English topflight division in the last five seasons to fail to reach a teammate in 12 attempts in a match.

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