Update: July 21, 3:00PM EST — Deal imminent? Or not?
Conflicting reports in the last hour. Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato is reporting that Stade Rennais are on the verge of a deal with Bayern Munich over forward Mathys Tel, with only “final details to settle” — €30m including all bonuses, with Rennes targeting a Belgian teenager Norman Bassette from Ligue 2’s SM Caen to replace him.
However, SkySport’s Florian Plettenberg chimed in shortly after to dispute that:
For a young talent who has barely played for them to date, Rennes are really digging in their heels. Tel is going to cost more than Konrad Laimer, if these reports are to be believed — and for both current Bayern targets, the remaining preseason is getting shorter and shorter.
Hang on tight, folks. Looks like Bayern’s transfer window bonanza isn’t done just yet.
Update: July 19, 10:45 PM EST — Rennais are evaluating Bayern’s offer
According to BILD, an agreement has not been reached between Bayern Munich and Stade Rennais. Bayern’s third offer is reported to be around 25 and 30 million euros including bonus payments and Rennais are currently evaluating said offer.
A repetitive pattern among every successful move this transfer window was that the players were clear in wanting to come to Munich and it looks like Tel is following suit.
Oliver Kahn expressed his admiration for Tel and conveyed that they’re taking a relaxed approach on transfers. “Tel is undoubtedly an incredible talent, but we are very relaxed. We continue to monitor the market and try to keep the squad balanced. Of course, this also includes players who can still develop if older players take them by the hand.”
On staying in Munich instead of going to the US, Brazzo explained that finalizing the details of transfers and conducting negotiations was far more important.
One can expect for Rennais to get back within this weekend and hopefully this time around, accepting the bid.
Bayern Munich have once again negotiated the transfer of Stade Rennais striker Mathys Tel, according to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg. The talented youngster has been sought after by the Bavarians ever since Robert Lewandowski’s departure to FC Barcelona was on the horizon.
Club sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic, chief scout Marco Neppe, and Director of Legal Affairs Dr. Michael Gerlinger travelled to Rennes on Monday and returned to Munich on Tuesday afternoon. They wish to finalize the transfer this week. But that means we might not see Tel play during the US Summer tour.
❗️News Mathys #Tel: Salihamidzic Neppe and Gerlinger were traveling to Rennes on Monday night. They have arrived in Munich right now. Bayern wanted to finalize the transfer with the 17 y/o super talent this week. Zirkzee is on verge to leave FCB instead. @SkySportDE @Sky_Uli— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 19, 2022
The report further goes on to state that Joshua Zirkzee, who was earlier intent on impressing Julian Nagelsmann, is on the verge of leaving Bayern Munich, given that he is not likely to get much playing time.
According to some earlier reports, Anderlecht wish to keep Zirkzee, making his loan move permanent, for which Bayern are demanding a price of above €10 million. AFC Ajax have also expressed interest in the striker.
For now, nothing has been finalized. Here’s hoping we seal the deal on Tel and get a decent amount on Zirkzee’s move.