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Bayern Munich plotting move for Olympique Marseille midfielder?

Wil Bayern Munich need to reinforce its midfield next summer?

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According to a column written for CBS Sports by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich could be keeping a close eye on Olympique Marseille defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara. Kamara’s deal with Marseille ends in June and he would be a free transfer at a time where Bayern Munich is not overly keen on spending money:

Many clubs are interested in this 22-year-old defensive midfielder, who is an extremely interesting target in the market, one that Bayern Munich have been following since he was 18. AC Milan have also long had him on their list. Marseille are still hoping to change that, but Kamara can be one of the surprises of the transfer market.

This news is at least somewhat interesting given the current state of the Bayern Munich midfield, which could experience significant turnover next summer. Let’s take a quick look at the current midfield corps:

  • Joshua Kimmich: A superstar with a new deal, the only person displacing the Germany international from his starting role is Julian Nagelsmann (who appears unwilling to give Kimmich a rest).
  • Leon Goretzka: Another player with a recent contract extension, the only concern with Goretzka is that he seems prone to picking knocks and missing small chunks of time over the course of the season. Those all add up, however, and Bayern Munich needs coverage.
  • Marcel Sabitzer: Hailed a summer transfer steal, Sabitzer seems to have struggled in transitioning from being an alpha to a bit player. Reports have even circulated that he is already unhappy. Sabitzer is too young and too good to accept a permanent bench role for the entirety of his contract (2025) with Bayern Munich.
  • Corentin Tolisso: A free agent this summer, Tolisso and Bayern Munich both seem content to part ways this summer.
  • Marc Roca: The Spaniard is seldom-used, unhappy, and looking to move on (allegedly).
  • Michael Cuisance: The Frenchman wants to stay and fight for his spot, but it seems as if Bayern Munich is intent on selling the former Gladbach player.

Bayern Munich also has youngsters like Taylor Booth and Torben Rhein on campus, along with Adrian Fein out on loan. It remains to be seen if the club considers any of the three players as legitimate possibilities for the first team roster next season.