Bayern Munich join Liverpool in pursuit of Manu Kone
The French midfielder has two years left on his Monchengladbach deal
Bild claims that the Bavarians and Manu Kone’s representatives are negotiating. The Frenchman, whose deal with Gladbach expires in 2025, is reportedly being attentively watched by the German champions.
Die Fohlen might sell him off next summer if he doesn’t want to prolong his contract. Last summer, Liverpool and Bayern were both linked to Kone, but a long-term knee injury put an end to the rumours.
The 22-year-old just recovered from injury, and thus far this campaign, he has played in two games for Gladbach.
He has appeared in 62 matches for the team overall, contributing two assists and four goals.
Throughout the summer transfer window, the Bayern manager set to focus on a new defensive midfielder but was unsuccessful in his pursuits of Scott McTominay and Joao Palhinha.
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On Transfer Closing Day, the latter left for Bavaria, but Fulham decided against approving a sale at this point in the window. As a result, he has since inked an extension to his contract with Craven Cottage.
Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister, and Wataru Endo were ultimately added by Jurgen Klopp’s team to round out their midfield revamp after Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all left.
Given that Kone is entering the last two years of his deal with Monchengladbach, that amount would be far more realistic for both Bayern and Liverpool.
Liverpool failed out on numerous top targets throughout the summer, including Khephren Thuram, Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia, and Kone, amid their four midfield signings.