Dayot Upamecano’s agent has quashed the speculation surrounding the defender’s future by revealing that he is set to stay at Leipzig, in what comes as a major blow to Spurs’ hopes of landing the player.

There have been several contradictory reports regarding Upamecano’s future over the last few months.

While Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on bringing the centre-back to North London this summer (Don Balon), the likes of Arsenal (Daily Star), Manchester United (Express), and Bayern Munich (Soccer Link) have also been linked with a move for the Leipzig star.

It seemed as if the 21-year-old would be staying put at Leipzig after Sky Sports in Germany reported that the Bundesliga club were set to extend Upamecano’s contract.

However, Spurs received a boost last week after Leipzig’s managing director, Oliver Mintzlaff, hinted that the club may be forced to sell him (Sport1 via Football.London).

Upamecano’s agent, Volker Struth, has now put an end to the speculation by revealing that big-money transfers are unlikely to happen this summer.

Speaking to Sport 1 (as relayed by Football.London), Struth said: “I don’t believe in large transfers this summer and I think Upamecano is a player who will demand a large fee. So the statement has already been made.”

Spurs Web Opinion

No club is likely to be in a position to pay the kind of transfer fee that Leipzig are demanding for Upamecano. Given our limited transfer budget, we are much more likely to go for someone like Chris Smalling than players of the calibre of Upamecano or Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.

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