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Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso and Joshua Zirkzee to Juventus on loan?

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The initial rumor of a loan for Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso seems ludicrous, but a transfer to Juventus in the summer could be more likely.

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Bayern Munich and Juventus have a nice business relationship going, but could that be expanded to include loan deals for both Corentin Tolisso and Joshua Zirkzee?

At least one Italian outlet is reporting that the two players could find a new home in Italy. Calciomercato ran a report stating that Juventus wants both players on loan:

Two names are being talked about on the Turin-Munich axis, both to be taken on loan. Joshua Zirkzee is the name of the attacker, who is looking for a team where he can play with continuity.

In Italy, Parma has also come forward, guaranteeing him the starting forward position. A condition that Juve cannot assure, but more space than the one he is finding at Bayern can, maybe outlining a loan of 18 months.

And then here is the flashback, the one linked to Corentin Tolisso. The French midfielder was snatched by Bayern while competing with Juve, but between an injury and a technical choice, he has never been able to conquer the role of starter that he has wanted.

So Juve, which often returns to its old objectives, is trying again. Already January, it is very difficult to convince Bayern to let him leave immediately. There are margins for a summer operation instead. But now the last week of the market begins, the week of opportunities.

It would seem unlikely that Bayern Munich would let Tolisso leave now as he looks like the only back-up midfielder that Hansi Flick somewhat trusts these days. It would seem even more unlikely that the Bavarians would let Tolisso go on a loan as he enters the last year of his contract as well. If anything, Juventus might have to pony up the dough to purchase Tolisso in the summer transfer window.

As for Zirkzee, there would be reason to think that Bayern Munich is open to a sale of the Dutch youngster if the price is right. Otherwise, it is clear that the club would be happy to loan the striker out in hopes of the player establishing himself and growing into his potential.