Bayern Munich to rival Manchester United for £50 million transfer target

Posted Monday, August 07, 2017 by

Bayern Munich to rival Manchester United for £50 million transfer target

Manchester United haven't had it all their way this summer.

The Red Devils have wrapped up some promising transfer business so far but Jose Mourinho has been vocal about his frustrations. It's clear that United have failed to secure their full list of targets.

Nevertheless, there are still three weeks to rectify the situation and, regardless of shortcomings, there is great reason for optimism at Old Trafford.

That's not quite the case in Bavaria, however. Bayern Munich have endured a disastrous pre-season campaign – losing to Arsenal, Liverpool, Napoli and both Milan clubs in the space of a month.

Furthermore, a number of their transfer pursuits have been thwarted too over recent months. Most notably, their challenge to capture Alexis Sanchez was agonisingly compromised by wage demands.

So while Mourinho is being lauded at United, there are calls for Carlo Ancelotti's head in Germany.

All that being said, Ancelotti could be about to get one over the Special One and potentially secure a deal that could re-instill hope at Bayern.

According to The Sun, Bayern Munich are plotting to hijack Manchester United's campaign to sign Eric Dier. Ancelotti is believed to be a fan of the Englishman and rates his club's chances of securing the deal.

Tottenham had been reluctant to sell such a crucial player to a Premier League rival and have already rebuffed the Red Devils this summer.

However, if Dier shows any indication of being appetised by a Germany switch, then Spurs would be willing to sell-up. Bizarrely, in that sense, it is a similar situation to that of Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal.

Any move would set back Bayern a hearty £50 million, the fee United were told to match and considered exceeding earlier in the window.

Were Dier to leave, Mauricio Pochettino's campaign to sign Ross Barkley would receive a fresh boost. Ronald Koeman has made it very much clear that Barkley has no future at Goodison Park.

Spurs have hitherto been frustrated with the Everton man's very own £50 million price tag; that's not mentioning his weighty wage demands either.

Consequently, it's clear that Dier can have quite the impact on Tottenham's transfer business and hopes this season. The north London club are, after all, the only Premier League team yet to spend so far.

Regardless of his decision, however, it looks to be another transfer blow for United. That being said, with Marouane Fellaini in their squad, why could they possibly desire another defensive midfielder?

Sorry, Jose.

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