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Bayern Munich has company in the race for RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer as AS Roma and AC Milan lurk

Will Bayern Munich be able to get a deal done before the transfer window closes?

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Bayern Munich has been rumored to be the frontrunner to acquire RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer for the past month.

According to Sport Bild, that status for the Bavarians has not changed, but Bayern Munich does have some competition — specifically from Italy.

Both AS Roma and AC Milan want Sabitzer, but are clearly behind Die Roten in the eyes of the Austrian per Sport Bild:

The most attractive thing for him would be a move to FC Bayern, which is not yet able to finance the required transfer fee of around 18 million euros plus.

The Munich club with ex-trainer Nagelsmann was his favorite club as a child. Other interested parties such as AS Roma or AC Milan cannot keep up.

Sport Bild’s print edition also reiterated a couple of storylines that have been prevalent over the past four weeks:

  • Bayern Munich wants to buy Sabitzer, but wants to sell other players to generate enough revenue to fund the move.
  • The Bavarians have roughly €100 million in liquid funds, but not all of it is set to be used for transfers. That money is used for salaries, game-day activities, and as a general buffer in the event of the club encountering unexpected financial issues.

With just under two weeks remaining in the transfer window, if a move for Sabitzer is going to happen, Bayern Munich will likely have to start the process soon.