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Manchester City officials laugh at recent Bayern Munich transfer plans



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Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing one Manchester City first-team star on loan this summer have been met with laughter from within the Etihad Stadium.

That concerns Julian Alvarez, who is understood to be a target for the recently-crowned Bundesliga champions in a loan deal, should they fail in their pursuit of number one striking target Harry Kane.

Tottenham appear to be standing firm on their valuation of the England international, which some sources say stands at north of £110 million, while Bayern Munich are yet to break the £80 million barrier.

As such, officials within the Allianz Arena are starting to look elsewhere in anticipation of the ultimate disappointment, with that search taking them to the Etihad Stadium and the man who often acts as back-up to the formidable Erling Haaland.

However, as news emerged of Bayern Munich’s intentions to open up a dialogue over a potential loan move for Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez, a new report has detailed the comedic reaction from within the Premier League champions’ offices.

That is as per 90Min’s Tom Gott and Graeme Bailey, who state that Manchester City officials have ‘laughed off’ suggestions that they could be willing to part ways with Julian Alvarez this summer, on either a permanent deal or a loan.

It is made clear that Manchester City are ‘delighted’ with Alvarez’s impact at the club since arriving last summer, and as such they will not be entertaining the possibility of losing him this summer, with the player himself also happy at the club.

Furthermore, Julian Alvarez’s own feelings towards his situation at Manchester City were made clear back in March through the signing of a one-year contract extension just 12 months into his existing deal, and 90Min state that there remains a ‘mutual desire’ to continue together.

For now, City will remain focussed on their own transfer business, and that concerns the signing of Josko Gvardiol, with an ongoing negotiation over a transfer fee currently in place with RB Leipzig.

The expectation from within the club is that the Croatian international will be part of Pep Guardiola’s squad from the start of the new season, whilst doubts over Aymeric Laporte’s future are expected to drag on for a little longer due to a lack of concrete interest in Europe.

In order to secure the services of Gvardiol, City will likely have to stump up a world record transfer fee for a central defender, as the Bundesliga side continue to demand €100 million plus bonuses for their star man at the back.

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