Joao Palhinha has become Bayern Munich's main target in midfield as the Bavarians failed to land Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo this transfer window. Palhinha, meanwhile, is thought to have agreed to a transfer to Germany, as the player has reached an agreement with Bayern regarding the personal terms of the contract. However, Fulham have rejected the Bavarians' opening bid for the player.
Bayern Munich offered 47 million pounds for the talented player, but Fulham immediately rejected the offer. However, the English have said that they will continue to be in communication with the German club, not ruling out a move at a second moment. However, Bayern are said to have to offer at least 60 million pounds for Palhinha's card, to reach an agreement with the English. This is the figure that Fulham rejected from West Ham, when the latter asked for Palhinha some time ago.
Despite the fact that at the moment Fulham has rejected Bayern's offer for Palhinha, it seems that the English club is preparing behind the scenes for his departure, thinking about a worthy replacement. One of the most mentioned names is that of Ibrahim Sangare. The latter is active with PSV Eindhoven and is also on Nottingham Forest's radar. Some other alternatives are Youssouf Fofana, Florentino Luis, as well as Scott McTominay of Manchester United.
Regarding the verbal agreement between Bayern and Palhinha, it is learned that the player has agreed to sign a contract for the next 5 years with the reigning Bundesliga champions. Fulham also lost superstar Aleksandar Mitrovic this year, who chose to leave for Saudi Arabia. This is the reason why the club leaders have decided to be more careful about the players they allow to leave, one of them being Joao Palhinha.