Bayern Munich planning summer moves for Chelsea and Everton defenders

German giants Bayern Munich are looking to bolster their backline this summer and want Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and Everton’s Seamus Coleman, according to reports in Germany.

Pep Guardiola sees the right-back spot as an area which needs strengthening and is looking to the Premier League for a replacement for current starter, Rafinha.

Bayern’s interest in Coleman was reported last month but now the Bundesliga leaders are looking at Ivanovic too, according to Bild.

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Guardiola is believed to be a big fan of the versatile Serbian defender, who can operate at right-back or in the heart of defence, but Chelsea would be reluctant to letting him leave.

Ivanovic’s current Chelsea contract expires in the summer of 2016 so Bayern are hoping to sign the 31 year old in a cut-price deal.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are also keeping an eye on Ivanovic’s situation and if he is not offered a new deal at Chelsea in the coming months, the Blues can expect to receive offers.

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Ivanovic has played in all 29 of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season, scoring an impressive four goals with five assists, and is an integral part of Jose Mourinho’s team.

As well as Coleman and Ivanovic, Bayern are also said to be looking at Italian right-back Matteo Darmian, who plays for Serie A side Torino and is also a target of Manchester United.

Who would be a better signing for Bayern Munich – Coleman or Ivanovic?


Manchester United preparing €75 million double swoop for Everton duo – report

Manchester United are reportedly set to splash the cash once again when the January transfer window opens, with Everton duo Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman both targets.

Louis Van Gaal has seen major changes take place since he took over at Old Trafford, and despite a stuttering start, United find themselves in the top four after seven games.

The club has a frightening attacking force with so many options in the final third, but they must improve defensively if they are to challenge at the very top of the Premier League.

Though that would not appear to be the priority, if a report from Spanish outlet is to be belived, as they are reporting that United are set to offer Everton a staggering €75 million for two of their stars.

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Seamus Coleman has improved every year, and the right-back is a constant threat down the right side, though he would not do much to reassure a United defence that has leaked 10 goals already.

Barkley is a seriously talented midfielder, but United are already stacked for options in that position and it would be unwise to further disrupt the attacking talents already at the club.

Everton will have no intentions to sell any of their stars, and having already held on to Leighton Baines despite interest from the Red Devil’s, the Toffees will be confident that they can hang on to Coleman and Barkley too.

Do United need to try and sign Barkley and Coleman, or should they focus on central defenders?