BATTLE LINE DRAWN!!: Manchester City plot late move to hijack Bayern Munich’s deal for Manchester United target – Reports

In the competition to get Kim Min-jae from Napoli, Manchester City has joined Bayern Munich and Manchester United. The Cityzens are attempting a late push for the South Korean who has impressed with the Serie A champions, according to Football Insider.

The article further states that Bayern are thought to be the front-runners, and United are likely to give up on signing the player. But if Pep Guardiola’s team enters the battle, things can become interesting.

Pep of Man City

According to reports, Min-jae’s contract has a £50 million release clause that goes into effect in July. The 26-year-old signed a three-year contract and paid £15 million to transfer from Turkish club Fenerbahce to Napoli just last season.Aymeric Laporte’s impending exit has Manchester City speculated to be searching for a center-back. The Spaniard, who had trouble getting into games last year, is anticipated to leave the Etihad. Josko Gvardiol, a 21-year-old player for RB Leipzig, is also a target for City.

Gvardiol.Bayern will work to complete a deal for Min-jae as soon as possible. Lucas Hernandez, a France international who has signed personal terms with Paris Saint-Germain (via 90min), is poised to leave the Bavarians.Manchester United is expected to pursue other candidates now that they are officially out of the running for the South Korean. According to L’Equipe, the Red Devils have changed course to pursue Monaco defender Axel Disasi. According to the French publication, the 25-year-old is also attracting interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

Pep

German soccer powerhouse Bayern Munich is interested in signing Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City. The Bavarian team is reportedly considering an unexpected move for the 27-year-old who struggled to make an impact last season, according to the German magazine Bild.Phillips, who cost £42 million to acquire from Leeds United, was unable to secure a spot in Pep Guardiola’s rotation. In the Premier League, he only made two starts, both coming after the championship had already been decided.

Tuchel of Bayern

Phillips may lose more favor at the Etihad as Manchester City prepares to compete with Arsenal for the services of Declan Rice, a midfielder for West Ham United. If the Cityzens sign Rice, Phillips might be tempted to join Bayern.The new Konrad Laimer could be a rival for the Englishman. The Austrian is anticipated to make a free transfer from RB Leipzig to the Bundesliga winners.

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