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Report: Bayern Munich, Manchester United advancing in race for Randal Kolo Muani

Which club will make the Frankfurt forward a €100M man?

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This is a transfer window for the ages for Bayern Munich. With so much at stake, no sporting director, and rumors flying every which way, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.

The central question remains at striker for the Bavarians — a sore spot from the 2022/23 campaign and an apparent preference for Thomas Tuchel entering his first preseason with the side. As much as it has looked like Bayern were churning through candidates at the position, the latest reports have them zeroing in on a familiar name.

L’Équipe is reporting that it's Bayern and Manchester United, two of the market's most striker-hungry clubs, who are leading the way for Eintracht Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani. Via @iMiaSanMia:

Bayern and Manchester United have made concrete steps in the past few weeks and are leading the race for Randal Kolo Muani. Bayern appreciate Kolo Muani’s flexibility and have money available. United, meanwhile, could be slowed down by the takeover [@Tanziloic, @lequipe]

Kolo Muani wants to play at a very high level for a club that can win the Champions League. Frankfurt are aware of his ambition, but will try to convince him to stay one more season. Otherwise, the price tag is set at around €100m [@Tanziloic]

With United distracted, Bayern have the inside track, if they want it. Tottenham’s Harry Kane looks no closer to leaving, Chelsea FC’s Kai Havertz hasn’t shown well in the international break, and Werder Bremen’s Niclas Füllkrug continues to be a fallback option.

So: will the German champions splash the cash? Can Kolo Muani be the answer at the No. 9 — or do Bayern actually just want another versatile goal-scorer?

Stay tuned.

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