Bayern Munich has switched managers midway through the season for the third time in the past six campaigns. The Bavarian club decided to part ways with Julian Nagelsmann on Friday after performances dipped during Ruckrunde. It was a surprising decision since Bayern is still competing on all fronts despite the inconsistency in performances.
The departure of Julian Nagelsmann will not affect Bayern’s transfer plans for the summer. The Bavarian club will not be severely altering the plans for players that Nagelsmann would have liked to have in the squad for next season.
According to Bild, Bayern remains eager to complete a deal for Konrad Laimer. The Austrian midfielder was one of the top targets for Julian Nagelsmann last summer. Die Roten admitted defeat in their pursuit of Laimer after RB Leipzig rejected three bids. He has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Bayern to join in June when his contract with Leipzig comes to an end.
Bayern remains keen to wrap up this deal and make Laimer their first signing of the summer. Considering his versatility in the midfield, Thomas Tuchel would also like to have him in the squad for next season. Laimer has reportedly rejected interest from Premier League in favour of a move to Bavaria.
Apart from bolstering the midfield department, Bayern may look to strengthen the attack during the summer. The Bavarian club has been heavily linked with several strikers to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been heavily linked with Die Roten, but transfer demands of the English clubs may scupper a possible move.
The Bavarian club may also look to bolster defense if Benjamin Pavard doesn’t sign a new deal. The French defender is expected to hold talks with Bayern in April. If he refuses to sign a new deal, Bayern may have to sell him, with the likes of Inter Milan and FC Barcelona showing interest in the recent past.
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The future of Joao Cancelo will also be a topic for discussion at Bayern in the next couple of months. The Portuguese full-back is currently on loan from Manchester City, with Die Roten having the option to sign him for €70 million in the summer. The Bavarian club will look to renegotiate a fee with Man City if he impresses in the next couple of months.
Tuchel will get more time to assess the squad in the next couple of months before identifying key areas of the squad. Depending on his assessment, there could be a few changes to transfer plans, but the bulk of the business might be done as previously planned.