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RB Leipzig boss dismisses speculation that Dayot Upamecano is set to extend his contract

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig boss Markus Krösche has dismissed speculation that Dayot Upamecano has agreed a contract extension.

Dayot Upamecano.
Dayot Upamecano.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche has downplayed rumors that Dayot Upamecano has agreed a new deal.

A week ago, Sky reported that the 21-year-old has decided to sign a one-year contract extension amid interest from a number of European top clubs, but Krösche claims the 21-year-old's future hasn't been sorted out yet.

"Dayot isn't about to sign anything, neither here nor anywhere else," he said in an interview with Sport Bild.

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff recently emphasized that the club will not let their key players leave for free under any circumstances. This means that Upamecano will either extend his contract beyond 2021 or be sold this summer.

Should Upamecano decide that he wants to leave, 'Die Roten Bullen' would be prepared to let him go for €40 million as no clubs appear to be willing to trigger his €60 million release clause in light of the corona crisis, as per Sport Bild.

However, according to the German media outlet, 'Die Roten Bullen' haven't given up hope that he will sign a new deal, which could include a €40 million release clause

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