The Blues have already started their hunt to sign a new frontman before the start of the 2021-22 season and the 32-year-old forward is one of their primary targets.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is thought to be eyeing attacking reinforcements ahead of a new season, as Karim Benzema turns 34 at the end of this year while Mariano Diaz has failed to establish his place as a first-team regular.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are believed to have identified the 21-year-old defender as a possible signing in the upcoming transfer window, even though Leipzig’s sporting director Markus Krosche recently played down talk of a switch to Merseyside.
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that the Bavarians are set on the verge of completing a deal to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, according to Sky Sports News.
The 22-year-old is one of the most sought-after centre-backs in world football, with a number of elite clubs interested in acquiring his services.
The 22-year-old defender was strongly linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United last year but the Frenchman remained with the Bundesliga giants at the end of July.
Upamecano’s contract has a release clause of £40m, though, and Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff recently hinted that the centre-back could soon be on the move.