Liverpool and Man Utd planning to active Upamecano’s release clause

Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly leading the race to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

The France international has established himself as one of the most highly-regarded prospects in world football, naturally leading to widespread interest in his signature.

The 21-year-old penned a new contract earlier this summer, ending the chances of a transfer during the most recent window.

However, Bild claims that the centre-back possesses a £38m release clause in his contract which can be activated next summer.

United and Liverpool are both considered to be two of the frontrunners for the player as they look to strengthen their respective backlines.

Upamecano will come up against United in the Champions League later this year after Leipzig and the Premier League outfit were drawn alongside each other in the group stages.