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Transfer Rumor: Barcelona In For Dayot Upamecano

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The Red Bull Salzburg defender continues to be monitored by Barcelona

FC Schalke 04 v FC Salzburg - UEFA Europa League Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images

The papers continue to report a link between FC Barcelona and youngster Dayot Upamecano. Robert Fernández is hoping the Red Bull Salzburg man is the “new” Samuel Umtiti, meaning a young French defender who adapts to the Barcelona way quickly, that is according to a new report by Edu Polo and Fernando Polo for Mundo Deportivo.

Upamecano’s adaptability could be bolstered by the fact that his manager currently is former Barcelona youth coach Òscar Garcia. However, Red Bull Salzburg are not in any sort of dire financial need and are willing to ask for a high price, even more so if their sister club, Red Bull Leipzig qualify for the Champions League.

But his contract is up in 2018, so the timing could be right for Barcelona to make a move... that is, unless Juventus, rumored to also be interested, pounce first.