Bayern Munich reportedly have 80 million euros to spend on transfers in the summer transfer window at the end of the current season.
The Bavarians have been linked with a host of players during the ongoing winter window, with Dayot Upamecano, Florian Neuhaus, and Denis Zakaria topping their transfer wishlist.
The club has refrained from making any signings this January, but Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently suggested that new players will be signed with a “sense of proportion” next summer.
According to a report from Sport1, sports director and squad planner Hasan Salihamidzic has a transfer budget of between 50 and 80 million euros.
RB Leipzig defender Upamecano has a release clause of around 43 million euros and Neuhaus has an exit clause in the region of €40m (£35.5m) that will come into effect in the next summer transfer window.
But will Flick stay?
A recent report from BILD claimed Hansi Flick’s future at the club may be in jeopardy this summer. Rummenigge is set to step down as club Chairman at the end of the season, and Flick reportedly does not have a good relationship with Salihamidzic and incoming CEO Oliver Kahn.
However, Florian Plettenberg has acknowledged that Flick and Salihamidzic do not see eye-to-eye on personnel matters and with how players are evaluated. But added that the Bayern boss is set to stay at the club for now.
Update #Flick: Relationship betw. HF & Salihamidzic is professional. But within the club, it is made no secret of the fact that they often have diff. opinions, especially when it comes to the evaluation of player material. But currently, HF is not considering resigning. @SPORT1
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 28, 2021
While these rumours need to be taken with a pinch of salt, there might be cause for concern, especially if Flick isn’t allowed to bring in the players he wants.
Niko Kovac clashed with the club hierarchy and that ultimately cost him his job. However, Flick has proven to have a better track record and has shown a distinct ability to connect with his players.
Flick wants to bring in a defender to replace David Alaba, who looks to be on his way to Real Madrid, and the wage bill could further be freed up with the potential exits of Corentin Tolisso and Javi Martinez.