By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Reports: Bayern consider oversized offers for Maatsen and Araujo

Separate reports from German transfer guru Florian Plettenberg and Spanish sports daily "Marca" claim that German giants FC Bayern München are prepared to significantly overpay for a pair of defenders as part of their summer re-stock. 
It isn't necessarily out of the question that - after an 11-year-reign as Bundesliga champions comes to an end this year - German record champions FC Bayern München shall be prepared to shell out exorbitant sums of money during this summer's transfer window. The German giants are known to be prioritizing defensive upgrades to their roster. Reports appearing in two separate sources today suggest that the Bavarians shall flash some cash in pursuit of two specific targets.

The impeding departure of Alphonso Davies will leave Bayern in need of an additional left back. Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg reports that the club has current Borussia Dortmund loanee Ian Maatsen of Chelsea FC in their sights. The Dutchman is thought to have a release clause in the neighborhood of some €40 million; a sum far too rich for Dortmund's blood. Plettenberg claims that Bayern are willing to fork over this sum even though Maatsen's current estimated market worth stands at only €20 million.

In other Bayern-related transfer news, rumors linking Barcelona center back Ronald Araujo with a move to German football are cropping up again. A report emerging in Spanish sports daily "Marca" today asserts that Bayern may be willing to break the €100 million threshold for the 25-year-old. The Uruguayan international presently maintains an estimated market worth of some €70 million. The Spanish paper cites internal sources to allege that Bayern have informed Barça of their intentions and that the player has already been offered a contract.

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