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Bayern Munich are looking at Jules Kounde as alternative to Matthijs De Ligt

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The departure of Niklas Sule is the root cause of this transfer mayhem for Bayern Munich. The Bavarians are looking for a centre-back in the market to replace the German defender. Bayern Munich have been linked with Matthijs De Ligt in recent weeks. However, the deal is not an easy one for the German champions.

Juventus are reportedly looking to receive a fee in the neighborhood of €100 million. However, Bayern Munich are not eager to spend an amount close to the asking price to lure the defender away. The Bavarians are still considering their options.

Jules Kounde is another name on the transfer list for Bayern Munich in case they are unable to secure a move for the Dutch International. The German champions are keeping a close eye on the negotiations between Sevilla and Barcelona for the defender.

Jules Kounde is the perfect replacement for Niklas Sule for Bayern Munich

Julian Nagelsmann prefers to play out from the back and employs a possession-based footballing style for his team. The French centre-back is technically gifted and is considered one of the best defenders in La Liga. The French international is just 23 years old and can serve as a long-term replacement for the German champions.

Bayern Munich are also reportedly dissatisfied with the performances by their French duo, Dayot Upamecano, and Tanguy Nianzou. With the departure of Niklas Sule, signing a reliable centre-back makes utmost sense for the Bavarians.

However, Jules Kounde is not available for cheap. Sevilla wants to receive at least €65 million for the Frenchman. Bayern Munich is unlikely to spend any amount in that region unless a sale of Robert Lewandowski is finalized. Thus, it seems difficult for Bayern Munich to acquire either of their defensive targets unless they make up their mind for the Polish international.

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