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Report: Here are Bayern's current transfer targets

By Rune Gjerulff

Here are the players that Bayern München are currently looking at.

Leroy Sané remains Bayern's top priority.
Leroy Sané remains Bayern's top priority.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
Leroy Sané remains Bayern München's top transfer target for the wing, but it remains unclear if he wants to come to Allianz Arena, with the Manchester City star currently considering his future. So what will Bayern do if it turns out that Sané won't come?

Ousmane Dembélé is seen as one of the primary alternatives to Sané, but there is doubt within the club that he's worth a three-digit million amount, according to Sport Bild, who claims that club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is more fond of the idea of signing the French winger than club president Uli Hoeness is.

But there are other options as well. Sport Bild claims that Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic met with the agent of Ajax star Hakim Ziyech to discuss a possible transfer at the end of last season.

Meanwhile, the Bavarians have also expressed an interest in Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (Dalian Yifang) and Steven Begwijn (PSV Eindhoven) while Leon Bailey (Bayer Leverkusen) and Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb) are also on their list of transfer targets.

Back in January, Bayern openly said they were interested in Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, but he ultimately stayed in London. The winger's contract with 'The Blues' runs until 2020, and he's now expected to sign a new deal with the club. But Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic hasn't given up on him yet.

"My opinion about Callum Hudson-Odoi hasn't changed," he told Sport Bild.

As per the report, the German champions are also looking at Marc Roca, a defensive midfielder from Espanyol.

Apparently, Juventus' Mario Mandzukic is under consideration as well. The former Bayern player would be able to provide back-up for Robert Lewandowski while he can also play on the wing if needed.

Then there's also Timo Werner. According to Sport Bild, Bayern reached an agreement in principle with the RB Leipzig striker weeks ago. However, the Bavarians are stalling on the deal as they want to see if the money that Werner, whose contract runs until 2020, would cost this summer is needed for other transfers.

When asked about Bayern's further transfer plans, Salihamidzic told Sport Bild:

"I don't want to comment on our transfer targets."

"As a club, we always have to look at how we are going to finance our plans. Besides, we have to decide what we currently need and what we are developing for the future.

"We must not forget that we have an excellent team with world-class players. We have rejuvenated and strengthened our defense, and we still have two months to come up with further solutions."

So far, Bayern have brought in Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid, €80 million), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart, €35 million) and Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburger SV, €3 million).

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