Bayern Munich might sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele in bid to bolster squad

German Club Bayern Munich are looking to sign France international Ousman Dembele for their upcoming season since the plan to sign Leroy Sane might fail

Agence France-Presse June 26, 2019 15:49:12 IST
Bayern Munich might sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele in bid to bolster squad
  • German club Bayern Munich have their eyes on France international Ousman Dembele who is the most expensive player in Bundesliga history

  • Bayern might look to sign Dembele if their plan to sign Manchester City's Leroy Sane falls through

  • Club President Uli Hoeness has admitted that the plan to sign Leroy Sane might not achieve fruition as Sane could prove to be too expensive for Bayern

  • The Bayern president had insisted that the club would not break the 100-million-euro mark for a single player

Berlin: Bayern Munich will consider a move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele if they fail to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City, Bild Newspaper reported on Wednesday.

With veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery leaving the club, Bayern had targeted Germany international Sane as they look to bolster their attack ahead of next season.

"If the Sane transfer fails, Bayern also have Ousmane Dembele on their list," wrote Bild. France international Dembele, 22, was linked to Bayern before joining Borussia Dortmund from Rennes for 15 million euros ($17 million) in 2016.

Bayern Munich might sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele in bid to bolster squad

File image of Ousmane Dembele. Reuters

A year later, he became the most expensive outgoing or incoming transfer in Bundesliga history when Dortmund sold him to Barcelona for 125 million euros ($142 million). With his current contract set to expire in 2022, questions remain over whether Bayern could afford to sign the French international.

Bayern broke their own transfer record with the 80-million-euro signing of French defender Lucas Hernandez earlier this year, as they look to rejuvenate their squad in what club president Uli Hoeness has called "the biggest investment programme in our history."

Yet their recruitment drive has stalled in recent weeks, with Hoeness openly admitting that first-choice Sane may prove to be too expensive. The Bayern president also insisted last month that the club would not break the 100-million-euro mark for a single player this year.

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