Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all fought over the landing of Dayot Upamecano but the French ace has decided to join Bayern Munich.
And another RB Leipzig player is now on the radars of the English clubs. The Red Devils are set to join the battle to sign Ibrahima Konate in the summer.
It has been the 22-year-old Upamecano all three Premier League sides had their sights on but Dayot has decided to join Die Roten this summer instead.
As a result, an alternative has had to be sought out but scouts didn’t look far – eyeing his defensive partner Konate as the perfect replacement.
According to BILD, United are willing to enter the race for him as they make a defender one of their top priorities this summer transfer window, who has been priced at £38.9 million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in bringing in a centre-back to partner Harry Maguire next campaign.
Victor Lindelof has a persistent back issue while the United coach cannot depend on Eric Bailly because of his fitness issues.
Liverpool’s defensive problems don’t need any introduction, with all three centre-halves from the start of the year out until next term at the earliest.
Ozan Kabak was brought in from the Bundesliga club Schalke on loan but no final decision has been made over whether the Turkish talent will stay.
Chelsea are also desperate to bolster their backline after seeing the impact the Brazil international Thiago Silva has had.
He was brought in on a free transfer but will be 37 next campaign and there are plans to sign another elite defender.