Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are continuing to show an interest in Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez, according to reports.
The German giants are on the search for a new centre-forward this summer, having arguably failed to replace Robert Lewandowski when he left for FC Barcelona last summer, and a number of their other targets proving to be financially challenging.
So far this summer, Bayern have already eyed moves for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, whilst their number one priority has been Tottenham and England international star Harry Kane – despite a deal proving to be unsurprisingly challenging.
Whilst Bayern Munich continue to chase a deal for Kane this summer, reportedly looking towards a refreshed £70 million offer for the 29-year-old, their focus has slightly been readjusted towards Manchester City for a possible alternative.
That is according to the information of BILD’s Christian Falk, who reports that Manchester City striker Julián Álvarez remains on Bayern Munich’s list as a potential alternative towards the end of the transfer window, in case the signing Harry Kane proves to be ‘impossible’.
However, it is clarified that City want to keep the Argentina international forward, and showcased their determination in retaining the player by renewing his contract by an extra year earlier on in 2023.
Julian Alvarez enjoyed an exemplary debut campaign at the Etihad Stadium, having won his first Premier League title, accompanied by an FA Cup triumph over Manchester United, and also his first and the club’s first UEFA Champions League honour.
The treble triumph alongside his Manchester City teammates was capped off with football’s greatest possible achievement too, as Alvarez starred alongside Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team in claiming the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
At this stage, it is highly unlikely that Manchester City would sanction a temporary or permanent deal for Julian Alvarez this window, such is the high-regard in which the player is held at the club.
For now, City remain very much focussed on strengthening their options whilst also handling situations with players who have actively made it clear to the club that they would be open to a move away, such as Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte, and Kyle Walker.
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