Bayern Munich couldn’t find the right offer for Corentin Tolisso during the summer transfer window. The French midfielder was one of the five players that were reportedly transfer-listed by the club. However, the depressed market made sure that clubs found it difficult to find offers for fringe players.
Die Roten is unlikely to offer a new deal to Tolisso. As things stand, the French midfielder will leave Bavaria on a free transfer next summer. Tolisso can start negotiating with interested clubs in January. According to Tuttosport (via Sempre Inter), Inter Milan is interested in signing the French international next summer.
Tolisso has been linked with a move to Serie A for the last couple of seasons. Juventus was considering a move for the former Lyon midfielder last summer, but the Turin-based club eventually managed to sign Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo.
Die Roten will make a loss on Tolisso since he will be leaving on a free transfer. However, the German club cannot take the risk of handing a new deal to the French midfielder due to his poor injury record in the last three years.
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After the terrific debut season in 2017/18, Tolisso has found it difficult to get back to his best due to multiple injuries. His downward trajectory at the club started with the serious ligament injury after the World Cup in 2018 that kept him out of action for close to eight months. Since this injury, Tolisso has suffered various injury setbacks in the last two seasons.
At the start of this campaign, Tolisso was the third choice midfielder at Die Roten, with Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka ahead in the pecking order. However, the Frenchman could slide down one more position since Die Roten completed the signing of Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig in the final week of the transfer window.
In the long run, Sabitzer is likely to replace Tolisso in the squad. The Austrian midfielder was bought for a smaller fee compared to other big moves in Europe. Tolisso will have to work hard to get back in the team since all three senior midfielders have better fitness records and form in the recent past.
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A move to Italy will serve well for Tolisso, provided he gets consistent playing time. The German Champions might explore the chance of getting a fee from Inter Milan in January. The Serie A champions previously paid a fee for Christian Eriksen when he had only six months left on contract at Tottenham Hotspurs. The market has changed completely due to the pandemic, so the chances of Inter spending big on Tolisso will be remote, but Rekordmeister should try to find a middle ground that can benefit them financially.