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Report: Bayern Munich targeting Real Madrid defender Eder Militao

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With David Alaba and Jerome Boateng potentially set to leave Bayern Munich, the Bavarians are looking at contingency plans — including one from Real Madrid.

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Per a report from Goal, Bayern Munich is looking at Real Madrid center-back Eder Militao as a potential contingency plan should David Alaba and/or Jerome Boateng leave the campus in July as many expect him to:

Bayern Munich have joined the list of teams that have enquired about the future of Real Madrid defender Eder Militao, with Juventus, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund having already made preliminary approaches for the Brazilian.

There have been no official bids made for Militao thus far, with sides from England, Germany and Italy more interested in finding out Madrid’s plans for the centre-back, who has found himself as fourth choice behind Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Nacho.

Brazil boss Tite clearly counts the 22-year-old among his plans for the Selecao, having most recently been called up to face Venezuela in November.

As Goal stated, Bayern Munich will likely have to be prepared for a bidding war should it full pursue Militao as Juventus, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund are all looking at the young defender.

It should also be noted that Militao is a right-footed defender, so being considered a “like-for-like” replacement for David Alaba (as many are speculating) is not totally applicable. Militao would seem to be a contingency plan for Jerome Boateng should he exit Munich as well. Militao is currently under contract with Real Madrid through 2025 and has a market value of €30 million per Transfermarkt.