As reported by Bild, Bayern Munich are considering a January move for Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Manu Koné.
A combination of summer transfer failures and persistent injuries has meant that Bayern are looking to add further reinforcement in both the midfield and defensive areas in January. But, while the search for a future centre-half goes on, the record champions have already been able to identify three key targets in midfield.
With Thomas Tuchel hoping to add a natural number six to his side, there is still belief within the Bayern camp that a deal for João Palhinha will eventually be finalised in January. However, if this is not the case, then Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips could be an option for Die Rekordmeister.
Nevertheless, this would not prevent Bayern from attempting to lure Gladbach’s Manu Koné to the club. The French under-21 international is considered to be an all-round midfielder rather than primarily a number six.
However, the Bavarians would face competition from Liverpool for his signature, as Koné is high up on the wishlist of Jürgen Klopp. Nonetheless, while the 22-year-old is not a priority for Bayern, they have already made contact with his management to test the waters for a possible deal.
GGFN | Will Shopland