Apparently, Bayern München have had a hand in VfB Stuttgart's imminent signing of Galatasaray defender Ozan Kabak.
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Galatasaray defender Ozan Kabak is reportedly set to join VfB Stuttgart in a €12 million deal this month with the 18-year-old expected to fly in for a medical today.
There is a €7,5 million exit clause in Kabak's deal with Galatasaray, but Stuttgart were willing to put €12 million on the table to beat other interested clubs such as Roma and Watford to the signing of the defender.
Kicker now suggests that the transfer is likely to be part of a bigger plan that will eventually see Kabak end up at Bayern München.
According to the German magazine, Bayern were involved in the transfer, and Kabak's decision to join Stuttgart was heavily based on the interest of the German champions. However, Sky claims that Bayern have played no part in the deal whatsoever.
Back in 2017, it was said that Bayern made a similar agreement with Werder Bremen when 'The Green-Whites' signed Serge Gnabry from Arsenal in a €5 million deal.
The idea was that Werder would probably be able to sign Gnabry for a lower fee than Bayern would, and the move to the Weserstadion would give Gnabry the chance to develop at a smaller club before joining the Bavarians.
Just one year later, the Bavarians landed Gnabry in an €8 million deal. However, both Werder and Bayern denied that they made an agremeent when Gnabry was brought to Germany.