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Dayot Upamecano to sign a new contract extension or leave this summer – Oliver Mintzlaff

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has issued an ultimatum to 21-year-old defender Dayot Upamecano to sign a new contract extension with the Bundesliga club or leave, as they can’t afford to lose him on a free transfer.

“Upa is an extremely important player for us and one of the most sought-after talents in his position,” Mintzlaff told Bild. “One thing we can assure you of is that we have a very clear understanding with him and his agent that he will not be allowed to leave for free. We can’t afford that as a club.

“There are two options for him – he will either sign a contract extension or leave. I’m sure that we will know relatively quickly in which direction it goes.”

The Frenchman has a contract with RB Leipzig until 2021 but Upamecano could yet sign a contract extension, according to Sky Germany. Arsenal have previously shown interest in the central-defender, who has a €60m release clause that expires on June 30.

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