PREMIER LEAGUE duo Manchester United and Arsenal have been handed a major boost in the race to sign highly-rated defender Dayot Upamecano, according to reports.
The RB Leipzig centre-back, who is also wanted by Barcelona, would prefer a switch to England over LaLiga.
That is according to Spanish publication Sport who believe the player is ready to develop his career in the Prem.
Upamecano, 21, believes his physical attributes would see him become a star playing for either the Red Devils or the Gunners.
It appears increasingly likely that the defender will leave the Bundesliga side this summer with his contract expiring in the summer of 2021.
RB Leipzig are not prepared to lose him for nothing, particularly with football’s financial problems following the coronavirus outbreak.
His availability will spark a transfer scramble with Chelsea and Spurs also paying him close attention.
But United remain in the driving seat having tried to sign him when he left Austria for RB Leipzig in 2017.
The player was handed a tour of Old Trafford and the training complex before he opted on a move to Germany.
And their chances of signing Upamecano are boosted by the fact that cash-strapped rivals Arsenal may not have the financial capacity to compete.
With just a year left on his deal, the player could be available for around a bargain £35million.