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Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro set to join Bayern Munich

Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro set to join Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro is one step away from joining Bayern Munich on a free transfer, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Portuguese defender has reached a verbal agreement to join the Bundesliga champions on a three-year contract valid until June 2026, with medical examinations scheduled for next week.

Guerreiro’s contract with Dortmund runs out at the end of the season. Despite the club’s willingness to renew his existing deal with an offer on the table, the defender opted to leave amid fears over his playing time in the long run.

Dortmund have brought in a couple of recruits that will threaten Guerreiro’s natural position at left-back, with Julian Ryerson joining from Union Berlin and Ramy Bensebaini set to link up with Edin Terzic’s side this summer.

Ryerson is naturally a right-back, but the Norway international is adept at playing on either side of the defence, while Bensebaini will join on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Dortmund’s market activity reportedly unsettled Guerreiro, who has now agreed a switch to fierce rivals Bayern who pipped Terzic’s side to the Bundesliga title by a slender one-point margin.

Bayern were not the only club monitoring Guerreiro’s situation at Signal Iduna Park, with Atletico Madrid and Manchester City also expressing their interest.

However, the German giants have stolen a march on other potential suitors to reinforce the left-back position after the departure of Man City loanee Joao Cancelo.

Guerreiro is not the only player that will leave Dortmund this summer, with star midfielder Jude Bellingham set to join Real Madrid in a big-money move.

Both clubs have reached an agreement over a transfer fee, with Los Blancos set to shell out around €100 million to make Bellingham their first signing ahead of the summer transfer window.

Madrid are also interested in Bayern left-back Alphonso Davies, but the Germans are unwilling to play ball as they consider the Canadian a key part of their future.

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