Chelsea are ready to join the summer chase for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

France centre back Upamecano is set to be a man in demand in the next transfer window.

The 22-year-old signed a new Leipzig deal last year which contains a release clause of around £40million, a low fee for one of Europe's emerging young defenders.

And the Blues have become the latest club to express an interest in activating the clause, which becomes effective in the summer, in Upamecano's contract.