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Transfer Rumors: Bayern Munich Closing In On €30 Million Deal For Ajax Star

Transfer Rumors: Bayern Munich Closing In On €30 Million Deal For Ajax Star

Bayern Munich were apparently ready to make big-money moves this summer, or that’s what we thought at the beginning of the summer transfer window. They were linked with great players like Leroy Sane, Ousmane Dembele and more, but now they have apparently set their aim to another talented forward who turns out to be a lot cheaper than the two already mentioned.

Now, according to reports, Bayern’s new addition might be in Amsterdam, as they see Hakim Ziyech as a great addition for their offensive following the departure of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. Niko Kovac had initially considered a move for Ziyech before putting his attention to other players.

The Bavarians have started negotiations with Ajax for the Morocco international, with SportBild (via ​Bladna) writing that the Germans will meet Ziyech’s €30 million valuation.

Hakim had a terrific season last campaign with Ajax, helping the team to be just a few seconds away to play in the Champions League finals after several years of absence.

Arsenal was considered the favorite to secure Hakim’s signature this summer, but now a move to Germany sounds more likely to him after ​Bayern's technical director Hasan Salihamidžić met Ziyech’s agent Mustapha Nakhli to discuss a transfer.

This comes after their attempts to sign Leroy Sane and Ousmane Dembele didn’t come to fruition, with both Manchester City and Barcelona stating that neither player was up for sale. Chelsea’s Callum Hodson-Odoi was another target for the Bavarians, but the Blues have no intention to sell the youngster this offseason.

With Arsenal struggling to sign other players like Wilfried Zaha and Kieran Tierney, it’s highly unlikely that they will have any chance to acquire Ziyech’s services. Bayern, seeing that they have no chance to sign Dembele and Sane, can still get a great asset in Hakim, who’s demonstrated he can play at a high level against any rival.