Manchester United are ‘interested’ in a move for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté after missing out on teammate Dayot Upamecano.
That’s according to SportBILD, who say the Frenchman has a €45m release clause in his contract this summer.
Upamecano was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League after several impressive seasons, with Manchester United regularly named among his suitors.
However, that is now off the table, with Upamecano deciding to move to Bayern Munich rather than leave Germany.
Thus, the likes of United have been forced to turn their attention elsewhere, and SportBILD say their attention is now on Upamecano’s teammate Konaté.
According to them, Konaté was supposed to be Upamecano’s replacement in Leipzig, but it is ‘not yet certain’ that he will remain at the club.
That is because he has an exit clause worth €45m for the summer, and that has attracted interest from several parties, including Manchester United, whose interest has now been ramped up by Upamecano’s decision to join Bayern.
Now, there is no mention of a move by United as yet, nor have there been any talks, but it is not the first time they have been linked to the 21-year-old.
Thus, the interest is clearly there, and with a more than affordable release clause, it would not be surprising to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co push harder this summer for the deal.