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Arsenal joined by Spurs in race for Upamecano as Mourinho scouts RB Leipzig

first_imgTOTTENHAM could enter the race for French defender Dayot Upamecano in the summer, after boss Jose Mourinho ran the rule over the 21-year-old over the weekend.The Portuguese was in the Allianz Arena crowd as Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig produced a 0-0 stalemate in their top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash.3 Upamecano is set to face Spurs in the Champions League next weekCredit: Getty Images – GettyMourinho was an interested spectator as he used Spurs’ winter break to scout out their Champions League round of 16 opponents RB Leipzig.And while preparation for next week’s first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the primary reason for the 57-year-old’s attendance, he may have also been watching Upamecano with particular interest.The Lilywhites could find themselves in the market for a defender in the summer, with popular stalwart Jan Vertonghen’s contract set to expire.And with Mourinho having seemingly frozen out fellow centre-back Juan Foyth, a move for another centre-back wouldn’t come from out of the blue.Upamecano has long been linked with a move to their North London rivals Arsenal.And with the Frenchman having just 18 months left on his contract, interested clubs could prise him away from Leipzig by matching the new £50million release clause that will become active in the summer.Under Mourinho’s watchful eye, Upamecano gave a slightly shaky performance against the reigning Bundesliga champions.While Leipzig did manage to keep a clean sheet, their star centre-back was extremely fortunate not to be penalised for a blatant trip on Robert Lewandowski in the penalty area.3 The young defender has come up against some of the world’s best in the BundesligaCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Jose Mourinho ran the rule over Spurs’ Round of 16 opponentsCredit: Bundesliga TVLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongA VAR review spared Upamecano’s blushes, with the technology deeming there to have been an offside in the build-up to his foul on the Pole.He has generally been very good this season, appearing 24 times as his side fight for both Bundesliga and Champions League glory.It’s set to be a busy summer for Spurs, with the Lilywhites also having been linked with moves for other defenders including Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake. RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano shows off his moves as he joins the team in traininglast_img

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