According to a report from Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has a small wish list heading into the stretch run of the summer transfer window.
The former RB Leipzig boss would like a box-to-box midfielder in the mold of Leon Goretzka and another option to compete at right-back:
Bayern know they still need to strengthen the squad (especially the depth) and are looking at the market. Julian Nagelsmann wants A box-to-box midfielder with a similar profile to Leon Goretzka, as well as an attacking right-back [Podcast Meine Bayern-Woche, @Plettigoal]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 6, 2021
Bayern Munich has been linked to versatile RB Leipzig Marcel Sabitzer this week, which would surely satisfy Nagelsmann’s desires, but realistic options at right-back appear hard to come by.
Most recently, Bayern Munich was rumored to have interest in Juventus defender Danilo, but his price tag (€30 million) is likely far too heavy for the Bavarians.
As of now, there are not many options for either position that seem realistic for Bayern Munich. For whatever reason, it seems the club has really soured on the thought of Benjamin Pavard playing right-back. Whether than means he will eventually move to center-back or if the club will look to eventually sell him remains to be seen.
As for Pavard’s back-up, Bouna Sarr, it does not appear that he is considered a realistic or viable player for this roster, this season.