Four Man Utd targets mentioned as it’s revealed Tuchel ‘definitely’ has €100m for ‘new striker’

Jason Soutar
Bayern Munich and Man Utd targets

Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel will reportedly be able to spend €100million on a new striker with four Man Utd targets in the mix to join the Bundesliga giants.

The Red Devils are expected to spend big on a new No. 9 this summer.

They are being linked with a number of top strikers, with the majority expected to cost at least €100m (£87.7m).

Napoli talisman Victor Osimhen is arguably the most sought-after player in world football ahead of the summer window.

The Nigerian international has been on fire for the Italian side this season, scoring 25 goals in 29 games across all competitions.

Chelsea are another side expected to pursue a striker this summer, with goalscoring proving to be their Achilles heel in what has been a woeful 2022-23 campaign.

Given his incredible form for a Napoli side firing on all fronts this term, Osimhen is expected to cost more than €100m.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane is another who could be on the move this summer and it has been reported that the north Londoners are unwilling to part with their star man unless a club pays £100m up front.

It has also been claimed that Bayern Munich have a stronger chance of signing Kane now that Tuchel is at the club.

Bayern have been strongly linked with the England captain for quite some time, with rumours accelerating following the sale of Robert Lewandowski last July.

Kane is without a trophy in his career and a move to Germany would give him a great opportunity to win some silverware, though it is believed he has his eyes firmly set on becoming the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer.

A recent report from Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg has hinted that a move to the Bundesliga champions may no longer be on the cards for Kane.

Plettenberg has provided lots of information on Bayern’s hunt for a new striker, which could negatively affect Man Utd’s summer transfer plans.

The Bayern hierarchy is looking to ‘take their time’ to select the ‘perfect’ striker and are set to sit down to discuss their plans with Tuchel.

The former Chelsea head coach will ‘definitely be able to spend €100m’ to bring in a new No. 9.

Plettenberg claims Bayern ‘like’ Osimhen and the Germans had a ‘phone call’ with the player’s management last month.

However, the 24-year-old is expected to be ‘too expensive’ with Napoli likely to demand ‘much more than €100m’.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani is another player Bayern appreciate.

The Europa League holders ‘want at least €100m’ for the Frenchman after informing the Bavarians ‘€70-80m definitely won’t be enough’.

Kolo Muani is apparently a ‘more serious’ option with Kane currently ‘not a hot topic’ in Munich.

Finally, Benfica youngster Goncalo Ramos is another option and is expected to be the cheapest out of all four.

Bayern apparently have ‘good contacts’ with Ramos’ agent Jorge Mendes.

As mentioned prior, Man Utd are also interested in signing a striker with Ramos, Osimhen, Kane and Kolo Muani all on Erik ten Hag’s shortlist.

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