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Updates: Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernández wants to leave for Paris Saint-Germain; final talks soon

Looks like it’s over between the Bavarians and their stalwart but oft-injured defender.

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Updates (3:50PM EST)

So it’s not final final? But looking pretty grim all the same. Sky’s Florian Plettenberg expanded on the situation with an update: Lucas Hernández is on holiday but Bayern Munich might have one last chance to sway the want-away defender. Here’s what the reports say:

  • Lucas wants out to PSG “immediately”.
  • Bayern don’t want to make him a better contract offer. The offer on the table is only through 2027; PSG’s proposal is apparently longer.
  • Bayern want to talk to him one last time in the “next days”.

Sport Bild’s read on the situation (via @iMiaSanMia) likewise indicates that despite Hernández making his wishes known to the bosses, it’s not yet a formal transfer request. Nevertheless, signs are all pointing in that direction — and it looks like the club will neither stand in his way nor make any further accommodations in order to retain him.

Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg has reported that Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández has informed the club of his desire to transfer away to Paris Saint-Germain. The 27-year-old is currently under contract until 2024 and will not renew.

While a contract extension had been expected throughout the Spring, Bayern’s topsy-turvy season and front office outgoings may have created an opening. PSG’s offer turned the defender’s head — something which rarely happens on the pitch — and Bayern have evidently failed to convince him to stay.

According to Plettenberg, Bayern will demand €60m plus bonuses for a player who was originally an €80m signing. Hernández has achieved much in his four seasons in Munich, and his departure will leave a significant hole at both center-back, where he was Bayern’s only left-footed option, and left-back, where he was an alternative to Alphonso Davies. It will also shift to spotlight back to his France teammate Benjamin Pavard, whose future in Bavaria is also uncertain in this transfer window.

The ball is in PSG’s court now. Plettenberg has reported that Hernández will be allowed to leave, and it’s up to the Ligue 1 champions to make their opening offer.

Want more info on the striker debate? What about the rumors of Declan Rice to Bayern Munich? Well, look no further than our newest podcast episode! We talk transfers in this one, and it goes rather in-depth. Listen to it below or on Spotify.

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