Bayern Munich enquired to Atlético Madrid in June about the possible signing of João Félix in the event that both Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry would leave this summer, according to Sport1.
Atlético sporting director Andrea Berta gave an immediate ‘no’ to Bayern’s request and an offer of €80m wouldn’t have changed his stance considering the Spanish club’s purchase of the Portuguese forward for over €120m in 2019. This also comes after it emerged that Álvaro Morata (29) had been offered to Bayern as a potential successor to Lewandowski.
Per the report, Bayern would have been willing to include a player in any potential deal for Félix, French defender Benjamin Pavard is a name that was mentioned. The 26-year-old World Cup winner finds himself in a tough position regarding his future with Bayern working on a deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus.
The likelihood of Bayern signing Félix appear to be pretty slim. Even more so that now the Bundesliga side appear to be ready to meet Gnabry’s contract demands. Bayern officials will sit down with representatives of Gnabry this week to discuss his future with 12 months remaining on his current deal.