The January transfer window has been open for a little over a week now and Bayern Munich have been linked with a handful of players. Most notably, they have been linked with winter moves for Eric Dier from Tottenham, João Palhinha from Fulham, and Nordi Mukiele from Paris Saint-Germain. Of course, there have been other players discussed, but for most of those situations, it has been confirmed that they are not a possibility for this winter, as was the case for Barcelona defender Ronald Araújo.
Regardless of what transfers do actually wind up materializing for Bayern, Thomas Tuchel has a preference of getting them done as soon as possible. He wants to be able to not have to wait until the end of the month, seeing as the Bundesliga season resumes on January 12th by virtue of a visit from TSG Hoffenheim to the Allianz Arena.
Per information from Sky Sports journalist Kerry Hau and Florian Plettenberg, Tuchel wants Bayern to have completed their winter transfer business by the time the team embarks upon their training trip to Portugal (via @iMiaSanMia). The trip is currently slated to take place from January 14th to 18th, which is in between the Bundesliga matches against Hoffenheim (Jan. 12th) and Werder Bremen (Jan 21st).
Ideally, Tuchel would like to have the new signings integrated within to the team as soon as possible and not wait until the end of the month. Right after the Portugal training trip concludes, Bayern has three Bundesliga matches within a span of just six days. They play all of Werder Bremen, Union Berlin, and Borussia Mönchengladbach on January 21st, 24th and 27th. The match against Union Berlin is the match in hand that Bayern has on Bayer Leverkusen, as the initial match at the Allianz Arena was cancelled due to prolific snowfall in Munich. That would be a perfect chance for Bayern to leapfrog Xabi Alonso’s side in the table assuming Leverkusen do not drop points in their first match of the Rückrunde against FC Augsburg.