Bayern Munich have had a bid turned down by Borussia Monchengladbach for goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
They have accelerated their pursuit of Sommer in recent weeks as Julian Naglesmann is keen to sign the Swiss international following the injury to Manuel Neuer.
Sommer’s current deal expires at the end of the season. Although he is wanted by a host of European heavyweights, Bayern have the edge due to his desire to join the Bundesliga champions.
It remains to be seen what’s the next step from Bayern as Gladbach want a sizeable fee for Sommer.
The 34-year-old remains the top target for Bayern, with Emiliano Martinez, Yassine Bounou, Alexander Nubel and Dominik Livakovic out of the equation.
Sommer has been one of the best keepers in the Bundesliga over the last few seasons and has impressed at international level with the Swiss national team.
He set a new record earlier this season against Bayern, mak of 14 saves in a Bundesliga game – the highest by any goalkeeper in the league’s history.
Borussia Dortmund shot-stopper and Sommer’s compatriot Gregor Kobel has also emerged as a target, but Bayern deem him too expensive.
- Man Utd, Arsenal & Tottenham keen to sign Barcelona prodigy Ansu Fati
- Galatasaray open official talks to sign AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo
- Sean Dyche heaps praise on Everton fans following victory over Arsenal
- Jamie Carragher rips into Matip and Gomez as Wolves tear Liverpool apart in 3-0 rout
- Ten Hag criticises ‘inconsistent refereeing’ after Casemiro sees red in Palace clash