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Bayern Consider Bid for Dembele as Alternative to Sane

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7Dnews London - AFP

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 01:28 GMT

Bayern Munich are considering a bid for Barcelona star, French forward, Ousmane Dembele as an alternative to Leroy Sane.

With both veteran wingers, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben leaving the club, Bayern have been searching for replacements for a while. The German champions made multiple bids for Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi which were turned down in January and now they seem to have given up on signing the teenager.

Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is now believed to be at the top of their list but if they fail to agree a deal for the German international winger, Dembele is believed to be a second option. AFP News reported that the German newspaper Bild said; “If the Sane transfer fails, Bayern also have Ousmane Dembele on their list,"

French international Dembele was linked with a move to Bayern before he joined their rivals, Borussia Dortmund from Rennes for £15 million in 2016. He had an impressive first season in the Bundesliga when he became known for his pace and trickery in wide positions. 

A year later, his outstanding performances led to his commanding, what was at the time, the second highest transfer fee in history for his move to Barcelona. The transfer cost the Spanish champions 125 million euros. 

He struggled with injury problems in his first season in Spain and made only 23 appearances. Despite an improvement in his second season, overall he has failed to reproduce the form he showed at Dortmund. The 22-year-old still has three years left of his contract at Barca, but with the arrival of forward Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid this summer, his position has come under threat.

Bayern have already broken their transfer record this season after signing French defender, Lucas Hernandez for 80 million euros. They may have to break their record again if they want Dembele at the Allianz Arena next season.

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