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Bayern Munich might need to generate funds to buy Florian Neuhaus

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Bayern Munich’s interest in Florian Neuhaus is obvious, but can it afford to buy him?

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Per a report from Tz, Bayern Munich is trying to set up its finances to be able to afford both RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano and Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus during the summer transfer window.

In all, it would take approximately €83 million to procure both players — not including salary or bonuses:

FC Bayern is working on a move from Florian Neuhaus. In the next few weeks it will be decided whether the transfer can be financially supported. Bayern are determined to sign Florian Neuhaus. The young national player has completely convinced the bosses in recent weeks. But even the German record champions have to save in these times — is there still enough money for Neuhaus?

Aside of its general budget for transfers, Bayern Munich might need to bolster its current coffers by selling players from its roster. The top candidates for sale should come as no surprise: Corentin Tolisso is widely considered to be leaving this summer and it appears that the Bavarians are hoping to be able to sell Adrian Fein (PSV Eindhoven), Joshua Zirkzee (Parma), and Michael Cuisance (Olympique Marseille) to the clubs where they are presently on loan.

Per Tz, Bayern Munich has already accounted for money necessary to buy Upamecano, but adding Neuhaus is where the bosses have hit a roadblock:

FC Bayern actually wanted to launch a major transfer offensive this year. All the more so after last summer, with the exception of the signing of Leroy Sané, rather smaller rolls were baked. With Dayot Upamacano, one new arrival is already certain. The Leipzig player is expected to close the gap in the central defense after the possible departures of David Alaba and Jerome Boateng. The bosses are apparently in agreement to pull the buyout clause of 43 million euros.

A transfer of Neuhaus therefore depends on the financial scope of Bayern. Allegedly, the Gladbach player also has an exit clause in his contract. At 40 million euros, however, this is no bargain either.

Depending on the exact amount that a club would be willing to pay for Tolisso (let’s assume €20 million), the total revenue generated from a sale of Tolisso and the players on loan — which is not a sure thing by any means — would be roughly €59 million.

As for clearing salary from its budget, Bayern Munich should have a little easier time with that as David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez are all expected to leave this summer.

Whatever happens, Bayern Munich will have to plan carefully. Using the tenuous situation of clubs like FC Barcelona and Real Madrid as examples of what can happen with financial mismanagement, the Bavarians surely do not want to to take too big of a risk during these COVID-19 affected times.