BAYERN MUNICH have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race for Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.
The Barcelona star has been pursued by the Red Devils all summer before Chelsea joined them in the race.
But Spanish press now claim Bayern are ready to swoop in with a late bid.
The Bundesliga champions are said to be weighing up offering Barca a similar deal to the one that saw Philippe Coutinho join the club for one season from the Nou Camp three years ago.
Catalan outlet Sport report Bayern would table a loan move with the option to buy.
However, it is proving a difficult challenge to lure the Dutch midfielder away from Barcelona.
He is only willing to leave if he is paid the £14million he is owed in deferred wages.
The 25-year-old has been at the Catalan giants since 2019 playing 142 times.
Man Utd have just signed another midfielder in Casemiro but Erik ten Hag is not giving up on the chance to work with De Jong again.
They are launching one final attempt to get a deal over the line with United chiefs flying to Spain to help seal the transfer.
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On the contrary, reports from Sky Germany suggest Bayern Munich will not sign De Jong this summer.
They are happy with new signing Ryan Gravenberch in midfield, who is also a product of the Ajax academy like De Jong.
As for United, they have a number of transfers they are trying to complete before next week’s deadline.
They want to bring in Ajax winger Antony with the transfer nearing completion, according to reports.