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Report: Bayern join race for Kamada

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

Japanese newspaper "Sponichi" reports that German giants FC Bayern München will press ahead with attempts to acquire sought-after Eintracht Frankfurt commodity Daichi Kamada on a free after the season. 
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Sitting on an expiring contract, Japanese international Daichi Kamada remains one of the hottest commodities in football available on a free transfer after the season is over. Kamada's current club, Eintracht Frankfurt, have reportedly tendered their final extension offer to the 26-year-old. Where the spry and exceptionally talented midfielder will play next season seems open after reports that he had agreed to join Borussia Dortmund fizzled out.

Some English media sources reported that Manchester United submitted an offer to Eintracht on deadline day. Sticking to his promise not to sell any key players, SGE sporting director Markus Krösche immediately shot it down. A Japanese news source is now reporting that FC Bayern München - in light of the fact that the midfielder was not sold - will now attempt to secure Kamada's services on a free.

The FCB front office, under the leadership of Hasan Salihamidzic, have shown quite the penchant for acquiring players on free transfers. Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch, and Daley Blind are recent examples. Konrad Laimer of RB Leipzig is already expected to be headed to Bavaria on a free this summer. A deal fully expected to be confirmed this week nevertheless still hasn't been announced.

Kamada maintains a current estimated market value of €30 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. It would seem that Bayern already have a logjam in central midfield; one that even led to a loan out for Laimer's former teammate Marcel Sabitzer on deadline day. Head coach Julian Nagelsmann's recent shift to a back-three in a recent crucial Pokal match nevertheless suggests that the squad might benefit from a surplus at the position.

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