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.
Liverpool have allegedly earmarked RB Leipzig highly-rated defender Dayot Upamecano as their top transfer targets ahead of the January transfer window.
The Premier League champions are expected to be without Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury last weekend, meaning that a new centre-back is likely to arrive at the midway point of the campaign.
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to lock horns with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona for the signature of RB Leipzig youngster Dayot Upamecano.
The 21-year-old defender, who is said to have a £55m release clause in his current contract, could allegedly hand in a transfer request in a bid to force an exit at the end of the season.