Arsenal have dealt a blow in their pursuit of Dayot Upamecano with reports stating the Frenchman has agreed to renew his contract at RB Leipzig.
The 21-year-old’s deal was set to expire in June 2021 which meant Dayot could have been available for a cut-price fee this summer.
However, a report from Sportbuzzer in Germany claims the centre-back has agreed an extension at the Bundesliga outfit.
His situation has been followed by a number of elite European clubs, with Manchester United, AC Milan and Bayern Munich all having been linked with the defender.
But now it appears he’ll be remaining with Julian Nagelsmann’s side at the Red Bull Arena for the foreseeable future.
However, while Die Roten Bullen have ensured they will not lose him for free by getting him to sign a new deal, the report add that a £53 million release clause has been included in the deal.
That could give some hope to potential buyers regarding their chance of still signing Upamecano, although finances are expected to be tight at Arsenal this summer.
Leipzig senior fgure Oliver Mintzlaff publicly offered Upamecano an ultimatum of signing a fresh deal or leaving, and it appears the France youth international has chosen the former.
Oliver told BILD in June: ‘Upa is an extremely important player for us and one of the most sought after talents in this position in Europe.
‘One thing we know is that we have a very clear understanding with him and his adviser, that we will not let him go free. We cannot afford that as a club.
‘So there are two options: extend or change. I am absolutely certain that we will know relatively quickly which direction we are going.’