FC Bayern Munich looking to make last ditch signings

Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern Munich Sporting Director. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images )
Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern Munich Sporting Director. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images ) /

FC Bayern Munich is looking forward to a frantic end to the transfer window.

Frantic four days lie ahead for FC Bayern Munich as they look to strengthen the squad. Hansi Flick has been vocal about the signing a right-back and a winger to navigate through the congested schedule this season.

In the past 24 hours, Die Roten have started making moves for a wide forward. According to Sky Sports in Germany, FC Bayern Munich is negotiating with Chelsea for Callum Hudson-Odoi regarding a transfer before the deadline day. This report insists that the English winger is open to moving to Bavaria.

Meanwhile, Goal has been reporting that Rekordmeister is looking at Thomas Lemar from Athletic Madrid to bolster their squad. It is likely to be a loan deal if talks materialize between two clubs, but negotiations are likely to be difficult with very little time left in the window.

In the German media, there was talk about signing Andrej Kramaric from Hoffenheim to provide cover for Robert Lewandowski. SportBild is reporting that this move is unlikely to materialize as Hoffenheim wants close to €40 million for the 29-year-old Croatian striker.

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The German Champions are looking at various options to improve the attack. The injury to Leroy Sane this week further stressed on the importance of having an additional winger. Kingsley Coman also has a dodgy injury history, so a fourth forward will provide Flick cushion as they look to challenge on all fronts this season.

Hudson-Odoi has been a transfer target for Die Roten in the past. He came close to joining the club in 2019, but Chelsea kept on rejecting bids for him and eventually secured his future by handing a new long term contract. The English winger may have to move this summer after a flurry of attacking signings made by Chelsea. It remains to be seen whether Chelsea agrees to a deal before the deadline day.

Meanwhile, Lemar has struggled at Atletico Madrid after getting a big-money move from Monaco two years ago. It will be a risky move for Die Roten if the Spanish club is stressing on a permanent transfer, but a loan deal may benefit them in the short term.

In terms of right-back position, there has been no positive update since the German club lost the race to Barcelona for Ajax’s Sergino Dest. Norwich City’s Max Aarons has been previously linked with a move to Bavaria, but it remains to be seen whether Die Roten decides to move for the English defender.

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In terms of departure, Mickael Cuisance‘s move to Leeds United has fallen through. The French midfielder had agreed to a move to the Premier League club, but it collapsed at the last moment. Cuisance is now likely to stay in Bavaria unless another offer comes in for him before the deadline day.

Flick would have liked to wrap up transfers early to prepare well for the new campaign. Die Roten did move swiftly to sign Sane and Tanguy Kouassi, but they need more arrivals to retain the treble this season. The German Champions are generally effective in the transfer window, but for the second summer in a row, they are looking for signings late in the window.