In their quest to reinforce their defensive unit, Bayern Munich already had targets lined up (such as Radu Drăgușin from Genoa, whom they are trying to hijack from Tottenham Hotspur), but they didn’t anticipate clubs having a go at one of their existing defenders. In this case, Paris Saint-Germain came knocking for Dayot Upamecano.
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◉ Le PSG a exploré la piste Upamecano ❗️
◉ Mais les chances de signer cet hiver sont quasiment nulles ❌️
◉ Paris avance désormais sur Diego Llorente de l'AS Roma. Profil validé par Luis Enrique ✅️
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The Parisians have virtually no chance of landing the 25-year-old Frenchman, which is why they are now advancing towards Diego Llorente from AS Roma (formerly of Leeds United). The Rekordmeister were also inquiring about Nordi Mukiele in the hope that they get at least one player this winter window.
The Bavarians were frontrunners for Spurs defender Eric Dier, with the Londoners more than happy to let him go as he is a bench player there. However, Serie A team Napoli, from whom Bayern acquired Kim Min-jae, are now entrants in the Dier sweepstakes.