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Bayern Munich and Manchester United have both met in view of fortifying their respective teams. It is understood that the Bundesliga champions have approached United to discuss transfers.

Report claims that Bayern have proposed a potential swap deal that would see the two sides exchange out-of-favour midfielders.

Both teams are out to strengthen their middle midfield options before the transfer Thursday. Thomas Tuchel have bemoaned his lack of a number six for most of the summer.

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Similarly, Erik ten Hag, has been in search of a dynamic number eight capable of dovetailing with Casemiro. The injury to Mason Mount had made things worse for the Red Devils boss.

Now it appears both clubs may have solution to their respective needs after all. German newspaper BILD reports that Bayern have proposed a swap deal between Scott McTominay and Ryan Gravenberch.

McTominay has significantly fallen down the pecking order at United.  Christian Eriksen was last Saturday seen as a preferred replacement for the injured Mount.

The Scot only saw action in the 85th minute in Ten Hag’s move to ensure United’s slender lead. And that was but his second sub appearance of the season.

United were open to McTominay’s sale, but for inappropriate asking price bids. His reported suitors like Newcastle and West Ham had instead signed Sandro Tonali and Edson Alvarez respectively.

And when it appeared like McTominay would remain at Old Trafford purely to provide cover, Bayern are now making a late push to land him.

Tuchel who was unable to convince Declan Rice to move to Bavaria may now settle for McTominay.


Bayern’s heavy expense to land Harry Kane must have left little money in their kitty to land a defensive midfielder. And they could now be out to secure McTominay on loan, who has similar characteristics to Rice and is rated by Tuchel.

The financial situation at Bayern may have informed the idea of proposed swap deal. Interestingly, Gravenberch is highly rated by Ten Hag following their times together at Ajax.

Meanwhile, Bayern are reluctant to sell Gravenberch because they believe he will come good eventually. The 21-year-old has barely played under Tuchel, making just three Bundesliga starts since his last summer arrival.

National Daily understands that both clubs have a good relationship from last January’s window. Marcel Sabitzer had arrived at Old Trafford from Allianz Arena on deadline day.

Gravenberch when asked about his future on Sunday after coming off the bench against Augsburg had replied: ‘I don’t know what will happen in the next few days.’