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Chelsea have emerged as the frontrunners to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

The Blues have struggled to keep clean sheets so far this season and currently sit seventh in the Premier League as a result.

And while Thomas Tuchel has kept two clean sheets since arriving at the club, Chelsea are still said to be keen on adding to their back line.

But German champions Bayern Munich are also in the running to acquire his services.

As reported by SPORT1-Doppelpass, Volker Struth, Upamecano’s agent, said: “Hasan Salihamidžić [Bayern Munich sporting director] is making a real effort and has made a good impression [during the talks].

“Otherwise, only the Premier League is in the race. There are still two top clubs in England. We will decide [on Upamecano’s next club] soon.”

Upemacano has impressed in the Bundesliga this season
Upemacano has impressed in the Bundesliga this seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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