Bayern Munich are reportedly assessing the possibility of making moves for Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombele and Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, reports say
Bayern’s midfield line is expected to undergo a major overhaul in the summer after Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez informed the club of their desire to leave the Allianz Arena.
Martinez has entered the final year of his contract in Bavaria while Thiago seems desperate to join Liverpool, who have emerged as front-runners for the Spaniard’s signature.
Additionally, Corentin Tolisso’s future at Bayern also hangs in the balance, with Arsenal and Manchester United reportedly looking to take the French midfielder to the Premier League in the coming months.
According to the Daily Mail, the perennial Bundesliga champions have set sights on the Chelsea misfit Tiemoue Bakayoko and the Tottenham outcast Tanguy Ndombele to fill the gap.
Bakayoko has never managed to settle in London following his £40million arrival from Monaco in 2017, spending the last two seasons on loan at AC Milan and Monaco, respectively.
Bayern Munich are considering moves for Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele and Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko.— Football News & Transfers (@Scorpio55442671) July 13, 2020
Spurs want to recoup the full sum they spent on Ndombele, while the Blues are expected to demand €35m for Bakayoko.
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Although the Ligue 1 outfit have an option to buy the 25-year-old for £38m, they seem reluctant to trigger that clause due to the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Paris Saint-Germain and Milan are both interested in acquiring Bakayoko’s services, as Frank Lampard intends to cash in on the Frenchman when the transfer window reopens for business.
Meanwhile, Ndombele has been cast off by Jose Mourinho this season and could be on his way out of Tottenham only one year after completing a €62m move from Lyon.
The out-of-favor box-to-box midfielder has fallen out with the Portuguese manager and has been criticized for the lack of attitude and work ethic.
Bayern, on the other hand, would be willing to offer Ndombele an opportunity to revive his career, although Spurs’ ambition to recoup much of the £65m fee they dished out a year ago could be a stumbling block.