RB LEIPZIG boss Julian Nagelsmann has conceded that defender Dayot Upamecano could leave the club next summer.
The talented Frenchman made his debut for Les Bleus over the weekend, and has been linked with the likes of Manchester United.
Upamecano made his France debut over the weekend[/caption]
Nagelsmann has admitted he could lose his star defender next year[/caption]
Nagelsmann, 33, refuted that Upamecano will depart in the coming weeks.
But admitted that the deal could well happen next year.
He told ESPN: “He [Upamecano] will be here for the season. I’m sure about that. As for the future, I’m not sure as he is very talented.
“Lots of clubs will want to buy – next season it could be real that he leaves the club.
“But this season he will stay.”
And speaking on international duty Upamecano, 21, was non-committal.
He said: “I am targeted by several clubs, I speak with clubs, but I have time. We will see what happens in the future.”
Upamecano penned a new three-year contract with the Bundesliga side back in July.
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The 21-year-old impressed in the Champions League[/caption]
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And a month, amid more speculation, they were keen to point it out – retweeting their previous announcement with an “ICYMI”.
But the deal reportedly allows Upamecano to leave the club for £40million next summer.
The Red Devils have been chasing a new defender this summer, as they seek a regular partner for skipper Harry Maguire.