Bayern Munich are still hopeful of striking a deal to sign Aurelien Tchouameni on-loan from Real Madrid.
Tchouameni has been heavily linked with a move to both Bayern and Liverpool of late. The Reds narrowly missed out on signing the Frenchman last summer and are claimed to have been trying again 12 months on.
But Bayern are also reported to be keen on capitalising on the added competition at Madrid for Tchouameni. And according to journalist Christian Falk, the German champions are still hoping a temporary agreement can be reached.
Writing for Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing on Substack, Falk claims that Thomas Tuchel wants to add a new No.6 to his squad this summer.
With that in mind, Tchouameni is still said to be on his list of potential targets. As a result, Bayern are reportedly ‘continuing to monitor’ the 23-year-old’s situation in Madrid. They’re claimed to be crossing their fingers that Tchouameni himself is open to a loan in light of the competition for places at the Bernabeu.
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Bayern looking at Tchouameni loan
This isn’t the first time that a loan move for Tchouameni has been mooted. Liverpool were said to have approached Madrid themselves about such a solution earlier in the window.
At that time, it had seemed incredibly unlikely, and even pointless that the Reds would entertain that outcome.
But now, with the season looming and signings still needed, it would make a little more sense.
Liverpool obviously really, really like Tchouameni. Or at least they did a year ago, when they tried so hard to convince him to join from Monaco. Who can blame them, too. As Paul Pogba once told Madein Foot, he’s an ‘exceptional’ midfielder.
At the moment, they don’t seem especially willing to pay a premium on any player in the market. In reality, they still need two midfielders between now and the window shutting. That’s going to be costly.
So, instead, maybe they will see a stop-gap move for Tchouameni as something to buy them a little time. If Madrid were willing to let the France international go, you’d assume they’d want a decent fee, and wages covering. So he won’t be cheap.
But if the Reds can negotiate in a buy fee for Tchouameni, that could still be a smart move. With Champions League football on offer, Bayern would be tough competition if they have the same idea. Liverpool laid a lot of groundwork with Tchouameni last summer though, that would surely stand them in good stead.