Update — January 7th, 2:35PM EST: Details on Bayern’s offer for Mukiele
According to RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins, Paris Saint-Germain is open to selling Nordi Mukiele, but wants to have a replacement in-house first. In addition, Bayern Munich has offered €20 million for the defender:
❗️ Le Bayern a envoyé une offre légèrement supérieure à 20M€ pour Nordi Mukiele— Fabrice Hawkins (@FabriceHawkins) January 7, 2024
La position de Paris est claire : pas de vente s’il n’ est pas remplacé
Le PSG n’est pas fermé à un départ. Le club cherche activement un défenseur central et regarde les opportunités au milieu pic.twitter.com/uQZxXZl1Zi
❗️ Bayern sent an offer slightly above 20M € for Nordi Mukiele
Paris’ position is clear: no sale if it is not replaced
PSG is not closed to a departure. The club is actively looking for a central defender and is looking at opportunities in the middle
According to Radio France journalist Bruno Saloman, it could be a little more bleak for the Bavarians:
Confirmation le PSG a bien reçu une offre pour le prêt de Nordi Mukiélé de la part du Bayern Munich. Info @francebleuparis @radiofrance le club va refuser cette offre #fbsport Mukiélé est considéré comme un "très bon joueur" de l'effectif nous explique un proche du dossier.— Bruno Salomon ⚽ (@bruno_salomon) January 7, 2024
Confirmation: PSG has received an offer for the loan of Nordi Mukiélé from Bayern Munich. Info @francebleuparis @radiofrance, the club will refuse this offer #fbsport Mukiélé is considered a “very good player” in the squad, explains a person close to the matter.
Update — January 7th, 9:10AM EST: Bayern has opened talks with Mukiele
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich has move to expedite the process of acquiring Paris Saint-Germain defender Nordi Mukiele.
Mukiele has also received Thomas Tuchel’s official seal of approval per Romano, but the parameters of the deal look to be a loan with an option to buy that could exceed €25 million:
Bayern have opened talks to sign Nordi Mukiele from Paris Saint-Germain. He’s one of the names in the list.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 7, 2024
Talks are ongoing for loan deal with buy option in excess of €25m, as L’Équipé reported.
PSG are still discussing internally — while Tuchel has approved Mukiele. pic.twitter.com/Ab58LLB0Pu
According to multiple reports, Bayern Munich is interested in Paris Saint-Germain defender Nordi Mukiele.
However, there are a few issues with a pursuit of the RB Leipzig player and not the least of which is PSG’s willingness to let Mukiele walk this month.
With outside-back Achraf Hakimi off to AFCON and center-back Milan Škriniar out with an ankle injury, Mukiele’s versatility is still needed on the PSG roster.
Nathan Gissing, a journalist for GianlucaDiMarzio.com issued an initial tweet on the subject:
Bayern Munich have discussed the idea of Paris Saint-Germain’s Nordi Mukiele recently, who is a high candidate for defence alongside Tottenham’s Eric Dier, where both players are known for their versatility.— Nathan Gissing (@NathGissing) January 7, 2024
Thomas Tuchel stressed the importance after their friendly with… pic.twitter.com/K7QD4la549
Bayern Munich have discussed the idea of Paris Saint-Germain’s Nordi Mukiele recently, who is a high candidate for defence alongside Tottenham’s Eric Dier, where both players are known for their versatility.
Thomas Tuchel stressed the importance after their friendly with Basel on Saturday:
“We rather need someone who can help out at right-back and who can be flexible.”
But, PSG are reluctant to let the right-back leave this January, with Moroccan Achraf Hakimi at AFCON. #FCBayern #PSG #THFC
Later, RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins provided his own information:
❗️Le Bayern Munich est intéressé par Nordi Mukiele cet hiver— Fabrice Hawkins (@FabriceHawkins) January 7, 2024
La Juventus s’est aussi renseignée
Paris n’est pas fermé à un départ à condition de pouvoir le remplacer
La priorité du PSG est de trouver un défenseur central suite à la blessure de Milan Skriniar pic.twitter.com/eJJXle6UqH
❗️ Bayern Munich is interested in Nordi Mukiele this winter
Juventus also inquired
Paris is not closed to a departure provided that it can be replaced
PSG’s priority is to find a central defender following Milan Skriniar’s injury
Whatever happens, Bayern Munich is clearly on the hunt for some help on the backline. International duty for Noussair Mazraoui and Kim Min-jae’s, along with the threat of injury to everyone else has Bayern Munich eager to add some depth.