Bayern Munich is reportedly ramping up its pursuit of Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria and wants the player “badly” per Sport Bild’s Christian Falk.
With Leon Goretzka currently nursing an injury and uncertain futures for Marc Roca and Corentin Tolisso, the Bavarians could, indeed, be ready to strike on Zakaria, who will be available via a free transfer this summer. Falk is insisting that Bayern Munich wants to make the move happen before Manchester United can get involved in the bidding:
Things might not be so smooth between Zakaria and Manchester United, though. According to Sky’s Florian Plettenberg, a move to Ralf Rangnick’s squad is “unlikely” for the Gladbach man:
Update #Zakaria: He is a potential candidate to replace Tolisso in summer. The decision-makers agree that he could strengthen the team. Big plus: He's affordable! Moreover his move to #MUFC is very unlikely - confirmed. @SkySportDE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 19, 2022
Zakaria could also be available for a very affordable price this month as well. Gladbach is facing losing the midfielder for nothing if it does not sell the 25-year-old in January. Should Bayern Munich actually make a move Zakaria now or in summer, the respective statuses of Marc Roca, Corentin Tolisso, and even Marcel Sabitzer could be in doubt.