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Bayern Munich getting creative in pursuit of Amine Adli

Could a swap deal work for Toulouse? If so, who would go?

FBL-FRA-L1-L2-PLAYOFF-NANTES-TOULOUSE Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images

Bayern Munich is reportedly getting creative in its bid to Toulouse for winger Amine Adli.

With an asking price that is in the neighborhood of €10 million, Toulouse seems willing to move Adli, but Bayern Munich seems reluctant to pay that much. That should not come as a surprise when the Bavarians have reportedly been hesitant to pay €18 million (right now) for world class RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer. Multiple reports state Bayern Munich wants to sell existing players to fund a move for Sabitzer.

Now, Bayern Munich wants to try and make its deal for Adli a “swap deal” where the Bavarians would send Toulouse “campus talents” (apparently more than one) to France for the 21-year-old:

Bayern Munich’s rumored interest in Adli is odd. The club has already invested heavily in Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, and Kingsley Coman as the club’s top-three wingers. In addition, Jamal Musiala, who plays as a wing, attacking midfielder, or deeper as a central midfielder, is more than capable of playing extended periods on the offensive flank.

Perhaps this is a way to have a contingency plan in the event Coman is eventually sold or maybe Bayern Munich believes it needs some new blood at the position.