Bayern Munich unlikely to sanction transfers of senior players

David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara, Bayern Munich. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara, Bayern Munich. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich will not listen to offers for senior players in summer.

The summer transfer window is set to be difficult for most clubs due to coronavirus pandemic. The evaluation of players is likely to drop, while big-money moves are likely to be a rarity. Nevertheless, Bayern Munich is still expected to be busy in the window as they look to bolster the squad.

Leroy Sane looks likely to be the primary transfer target for Bavarians in summer. The German winger is also doing everything to complete this transfer as he has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with Die Roten. Apart from Sane, the German club reportedly wants to add a right-back to the squad.

On the departures front, Die Roten were reportedly ready to listen to offers for Corentin Tolisso. Apart from the French midfielder, Rekordmeister is unlikely to sell any other players. The club is looking to sort the future of some of their senior players after agreeing to contract extensions with Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, and Alphonso Davies.

David Alaba has been in discussion with Die Roten over a new contract. The Austrian defender has been doubtful about his future at the club as he appointed Pini Zahavi as his new agent. According to Kicker, Rekordmeister will not sell Alaba in summer if they fail to agree terms for a new contract.

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The Austrian defender’s current deal is set to expire in 2021. Alaba has been previously heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to facilitate a big move this summer. His salary and transfer fee will make it a huge financial commitment for interested clubs.

Kicker also gives an update on Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish midfielder has been also in discussions with Die Roten regarding a new deal. The reports in Germany had previously insisted that Thiago was close to signing a new deal. However, Kicker insists that talks have stalled between the Spanish midfielder and Rekordmeister.

The German media outlet insists that Thiago is likely to stay beyond summer even if a new contract is not agreed between the two parties. Die Roten will only open talks for a departure when an interested club tables an offer close to €60-80 million. For a player entering the final year of the contract, it is unlikely that a club will pay this transfer fee.

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Thiago and Alaba have played a crucial role in the team under Hansi Flick. The German manager will be desperate to keep both of them next season. Die Roten can capitalise this summer to convince both players to commit their long-term futures to the club. Both players can improve every top club in Europe, so it is essential for Rekordmeister to keep them to challenge for all trophies in the near future.