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Bayern improves offer for Alphonso Davies, prepares for Theo Hernandez deal

11. June 2024
Alphonso Davies (foto: Getty Images)
Bayern Munich is making strategic moves to secure Alphonso Davies' future while preparing a backup plan with Theo Hernandez.

Bayern Munich has taken a significant step towards "reconciliation" with Alphonso Davies. New coach Vincent Kompany had a conversation with the Canadian, outlining the club’s plans and emphasizing Davies’ crucial role in the team’s future.

According to Bild, Bayern's management has now made an enhanced offer to continue their partnership. The fixed part of the initial offer remains unchanged at €13 million per season, but with team performance bonuses, Davies could earn up to €17 million annually.

This deal is being managed by Max Eberl, following Kompany’s wishes. Notably, Uli Hoeneß and some members of the Supervisory Board would be open to selling Davies for an appropriate fee this season.

However, Real Madrid seems to have cooled their interest, partly due to Ferland Mendy's strong performance at the end of the season. Davies has only one year left on his contract, so Bayern must resolve his status this summer to avoid another "Alaba situation."

While working to retain Davies, Bayern is also preparing a Plan B in case he transfers in the coming months. Their top target is Theo Hernandez from AC Milan. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, preliminary contact between the player and the club has been made, and a verbal agreement exists. However, Bayern has not officially informed Milan of their intentions yet. "Theo is ready to wait until Alphonso Davies' future is decided. The clubs will discuss the transfer fee at a later stage.

Meanwhile, Milan has not taken steps to renew one of their best players' contracts," reports the Milan-based newspaper.

Bayern’s other transfer plans: Bayern Munich is open to selling Matthijs de Ligt, primarily due to his high salary (€15 million) and frequent injuries. Additionally, if João Palhinha's transfer materializes, Bayern might open the exit door for Joshua Kimmich or Leon Goretzka, or possibly both. Insiders suggest that Bayern sees the ideal central midfield pairing as Palhinha and Aleksandar Pavlović.

Given Kimmich’s reluctance to play as a full-back, it is not out of the question that he might request a transfer.
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