Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City among clubs tracking wantaway Dani Olmo

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Dani Olmo has been at RB Leipzig since 2020 (Picture: Getty Images)

Dani Olmo is attracting attention from a string of big clubs as he seeks a new challenge, despite only signing a new RB Leipzig contract earlier this year.

The 25-year-old has been with the Bundesliga club since 2020 and signed his new deal over the summer, which runs until 2027.

However, Mundo Deportivo report that Manchester City are keen on the Spain international, while the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona are all fans of the midfielder as well.

SportBild report that the level of the interest in Olmo has seen him have a change of heart over his future and would be willing to make a big move if the opportunity arose.

Given that his contract at RB Leipzig has a release clause of €60 million (£52m), then the opportunity could well arise as it is not a fee that would put off the interested parties.

Olmo is currently dealing with a knee injury after making a brilliant start to the season, scoring a hat-trick in the German Super Cup against Bayern Munich and then twice in three Bundesliga matches.

He scored again for Spain in a 7-1 win over Georgia, but has not played since that thumping victory on 8 September.

After time in the youth ranks at Espanyol and Barcelona, Olmo has had a unique career so far after a surprise move to Dinamo Zagreb when he was just 16 and then a move to RB Leipzig three years ago.

He has won 32 caps for Spain, first appearing for his country in 2019 and scoring seven international goals since then.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has long been a fan of Olmo, showering him with praise after City beat Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 in the Champions League four years ago.

‘He’s a top player—he has a bright future, of course,’ Guradiola said back in 2019.

‘His performance today shows it. About the transfer and the money he deserves, that is not the point. The point is he is an incredible player and I am pretty sure he is able to play in the strong leagues in Europe.’


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