European giants plot double raid on Man City as swap deal involving €40m Man Utd target is mooted

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According to reports, Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich are hoping to sign two Man City players this summer and a potential swap deal is being mooted.

Bayern Munich are unsurprisingly being linked with several Premier League players as they are now managed by former Chelsea boss Tuchel.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane and West Ham’s Declan Rice have been mentioned as potential targets, but they appear to have been priced out of a move for the England pair.

The Bundesliga giants have since turned their attention to Man City defender Kyle Walker. He is out of contract next year and it is unclear whether he will sign a new deal.

German journalist Christian Falk has told Caught Offside that Bayern ‘would offer Walker a longer contract than City’ and they are ‘very confident’ that a deal can happen.

‘Bayern Munich are indeed very confident that the chance is good because Walker told them in these talks that he can think about the step to the Bundesliga.

‘The big thing is that Bayern would offer Walker a longer contract than City. We saw with the Ilkay Gundogan decision that Manchester City are not offering long-term contracts to players over the age of 30. Bayern Munich would do this at the moment.

‘It’s also partly inspired by the ongoing Benjamin Pavard situation – they have to sell him, he’s not changing his mind on this front. So a right-back is needed at Bayern Munich and Walker would be the No.1 solution on the wishlist.

‘Now, the talks are very concrete and Bayern is confident that they can get him. The offer, as it stands, is a two-year contract with the option of a further year beyond that.’

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Pavard has been linked with Man Utd in recent weeks. He is also out of contract in 2024 and it has been indicated that he will be ‘sold immediately’ for €40m if Bayern receive a significant bid.

Falk reckons Pavard and Walker could switch clubs as part of a swap deal, while City’s Kalvin Phillips is also on ‘Bayern’s shortlist’.

‘So, Bayern sees a big chance. At the moment, the focus is completely on Walker and they want to buy him with the money from the Pavard deal.

‘Pavard in a swap deal with Walker would be a good deal for Bayern Munich. City have always tried to do swap deals, so this would be an idea.

‘Kalvin Phillips is also on Bayern’s shortlist this summer. The bosses have discussed a transfer but there’s yet to be an offer.’

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