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Bayern Munich is prepared to pay Liverpool €45 million for Manu Kone

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Manu Kone, the standout midfielder for Borussia Monchengladbach and a target for Liverpool, is apparently willing to cost Bayern Munich between €40 and €45 million.

Fichajes claims that Liverpool and Bayern Munich are vying for Manu Kone, the talented midfielder for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Thanks to his impressive performances with Borussia Monchengladbach, Kone has become one of the most sought-after young midfield players in Europe throughout the previous transfer windows.

The French Under-21 international had previously been linked to Premier League teams Chelsea, Liverpool, and Newcastle United, with all three constantly scouting him over the final few months of the 2022–23 season.

Ultimately, the midfielder’s summer transfer attempt was unsuccessful. A French-incurred knee injury Naturally, serving as an Under-21 did not assist his case, and the 22-year-old remained with Gladbach.

Kone’s contract has been extended by one year, to 2026, after the German team activated an extension provision that was pre-agreed upon his arrival from Toulouse in 2021. Kone has been totally healthy and has played in two of the previous three Bundesliga games.

If the player’s desired price is fulfill, they will still be able to depart Gladbach during the January transfer window. The contract extension means that, contrary to what Calciomercato initially report, the Bundesliga team is no longer prepare to lower their asking price for Kone to €25 million—a steal for a player of his age and skill.

Manu Kone on Bayern’s radar

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For the Frenchman, the German organisation is now asking for between €40 and €50 million. In addition, Kone anticipates leaving his present team in January, if not before the end of the summer. Liverpool is still interest in Kone’s talents even if he isn’t currently a top midfield target. Rumours about Kone’s future have persisted after the transfer season closed.

Because Thiago Alcantara’s contract is schedule to expire next summer and because of his persistent problems. Liverpool may not be able to grant an extension to the Spaniard as they continue to look for a suitable defensive midfield player. This might provide further midfield issues for the Reds in the future.

According to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Germany, Kone and Liverpool are not currently in discussions. Therefore Bayern might have the opportunity to recruit the gifted midfield player in January or the summer of next year.

According to recent sources, the Bavarians have identified the youngster as a possible replacement for Joao Palhinha, the Fulham destroyer. Palhinha is still Bayern’s top midfield target going into the winter window. Despite a winter move not happening in the last hours of deadline day. And the Portuguese enforcer signing a new contract at Craven Cottage.

But now that Die Roten are reportedly prepare to pay the aforementioned amount to get the 22-year-old Frenchman. It appears Kone is much more than merely Bayern’s backup plan. This is reportedly due to a direct suggestion from head coach Thomas Tuchel.

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