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Report: Bayern Munich interested in Juventus right-back Danilo

Could Bayern Munich be lookin to Italy for help at right-back?

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According to Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio, Bayern Munich has interest in Juventus right-back Danilo.

Bayern Munich tries, Juventus at the moment resists and says no. The Bavarians in fact are looking for a right-back and Nagelsmann has asked the club for the Brazilian full-back. Experience and reliability these are the characteristics required by the new Bayern coach and identified in the Juventus player.

The bianconeri currently have no intention of selling the full-back and would have asked Bayern for a figure that is around 30 million. Too much, even for a team with great economic strength like the Bavarian one. The negotiation is therefore currently blocked.

(Editor’s note: €30 million? Did DiMarzio write €30 million? That’s a hard pass!)

Bayern Munich is rumored to be looking for a right-back to compete with Benjamin Pavard as the club has — allegedly — not been convinced that Bouna Sarr can handle that role. There have also been whispers that the club is not exactly enamored with Pavard as a right-back either, though there has never been anything stated publicly by any club official.

Bayern Munch was also previously linked to Sassuolo right-back Mert Müldür last month. At 30, Danilo is not exactly a “go forward” plan as much as a “at least he’s better than Sarr” option. Whether the Bavarians legitimately have interest in Danilo remains to be seen. Juventus is also rumored to be interested in Corentin Tolisso, so the two clubs could have multiple conversations going on.

At €30 million, however, it would seem like a real long shot that Bayern Munich would want to — or even be able to — fork over that kind of cash for a right-back.