MANCHESTER UNITED have leapfrogged Liverpool in the battle to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to the bookies.
Jurgen Klopp's champions were the Premier League's front-runners but bookmakers Coral have promoted the Red Devils to the No.1 spot.
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Both have been tracking the French international's progress over the past 12 months.
But they face competition from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, who are also interested.
Bayern are currently the market favourites at 11/8 BUT there could be good news for the English duo.
That, according to BILD journalist Christian Falk, is because Leipzig are prepared to discuss offers during the January transfer window.
It's also claimed Bayern are unable to afford Upamecano's £40m release clause.
Falk tweeted: "Update Dayot Upamecano: the decision about his future could be made in January.
"Then there should be the first offers from the interested Premiere League Clubs (release clause: €45million). He is currently too expensive for Bayern Munich."
Dayot Upamecano next club odds – Coral
- Bayern Munich – 11/8
- Manchester United – 5/2
- Liverpool – 9/2
- Paris Saint-Germain – 9/2
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Coral have reacted by cutting Upamecano into 5/2 (from 3/1) to sign for Manchester United as his next club as speculation increases about his future.
Liverpool and PSG come next, both priced at 9/2.
Coral's John Hill said: "Manchester United are in real need of another quality centre-back and they may address that in January as we have cut the odds on the Reds signing Dayot Upamecano.
"United are sure to have strong competition for the Leipzig defender, with Bayern Munich also prominent in the betting to secure his signature."
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