Liverpool's reported rivals for £39m defender may have turned attention elsewhere
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Bayern Munich may have turned attention away from Dayot Upamecano

Bayern Munich may have turned their attention away from RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. That would be great news for Liverpool.

BILD’s Christian Falk claims that Bayern Munich are in for Dayot Upamecano. Much like Liverpool and Chelsea, they’re supposedly in talks with his management.

That’s something Sport1 said earlier in the week, too. And it all backs up the Athletic’s belief from a month ago that Bayern were favourites to sign him.

So if Liverpool do want Upamecano, Bayern could well be the team they have to beat. The Bavarians have a long track record of signing players from within the Bundesliga, after all.

Which really is a problem. We expect a whole host of clubs to join the Upamecano chase as his £39m release clause represents incredible value.

That release clause only comes into play after the season, however.

But things may have taken a positive step for the Reds. Reports now claim that Bayern have turned their attention to another centre-half.

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Goal says that Bayern are looking at Real Madrid’s Eder Militao. The Brazilian is reportedly up for grabs – something the Sunday World believes has been made clear to Liverpool.

Now, we’ve got to believe that this is an Upamecano alternative. It makes little sense to sign both, given their fees.

The Goal report claims Militao would cost around £44m – even more than Upamecano. That’s over £80m for the two.

That combined fee isn’t completely beyond possibility but it’s feel extravagant to buy twice in one position this summer.

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And given how close the players are in age, they feel like natural alternatives.

If that really is the case, then it could be a sign that Bayern are looking elsewhere. We still expect them in the Upamecano race until the end but they perhaps don’t feel as strong about it as they once did.

And that’s nothing but good news for Liverpool.

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