Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Juventus and Argentina striker Paulo Dybala as they seek a replacement before allowing Robert Lewandowski his dream move to Real Madrid.
German media outlet Bild is reporting that the German giants will make a bid of €100m for Dybala should Robert Lewandowski be allowed to leave for Real Madrid this summer.
Lewandowski has been pressing the Bayern board hard this season to allow him to make a €100m summer switch to Real. It now seems the Bundesliga champions have given up on any hope of keeping the Polish striker with plans now in place to find a replacement.
Other names on the list include Liverpool and Brazil striker Roberto Firmino. However, after signing a new contract that will keep him at Anfield for another five-years, Bayern have given up hope on bringing Firmino back to the Bundesliga.
It now puts Dybala at the head of the queue with the German champions ready to invest all the money they will receive from the sale of Lewandowski into the purchase of the 24-year-old Argentina international striker.
Bayern who were knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stages to Real Madrid this week will be hoping to finish off the season in style by winning the DFB German Cup.
With the Bundesliga title already tied up, Jupp Heynckes men will be hoping to make it a double when they play Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin on May 19th.
The game will be Jupp Heynckes last game in charge before Bayern hand over the managerial reins to Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac. Kovac will also be hoping his last game for Eintracht will bring him his first silverware by getting one over his soon to be club.