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Report: Bayern Munich unwilling to include purchase option on Joshua Zirkzee

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Eintracht Frankfurt might drop it interest in Joshua Zirkzee as Bayern Munich reportedly will not include a purchase option as part of a loan agreement.

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Eintracht Frankfurt’s interest in Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee could be hitting a snag.

A major snag, in fact.

Per a report from Bild, Eintracht Frankfurt would prefer to have a purchase option included in any loan agreement for Zirkzee. Bayern Munich, however, is not eager to make that clause a part of any deal — at least as of now.

For Die Adler, adding Zirkzee could potentially allow the club to resell the player like it did with Sébastien Haller and Luka Jovic:

One thing is clear: The Frankfurters want a long-term solution at striker. A young, talented player with the aim of developing him so that he can be sold for a lot of money in the future. Just as it worked out with Sébastien Haller and Luka Jovic, Zirkzee fits into this profile.

The problem, however, is that Bavaria is currently not accepting a purchase option for a loan. The Dutchman has a contract until 2023 and should now get match play in order to be ready for Munich in the future. In addition to Eintracht, Cologne is also interested.

If that truly is the case — and Eintracht Frankfurt drops out of the running — FC Köln and Feyenoord would be the frontrunners for a loan assignment for Zirkzee.