Bayern Munich are close to getting a deal done to sign Inter-linked Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram on a free transfer next summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Frenchman is still on the Nerazzurri’s list of targets, but that it is looking increasingly likely they will miss out to the German champions.

Inter have been chasing Thuram for some time.

The Frenchman had already looked close to joining the Nerazzurri during the summer transfer window of 2021 to replace Romelu Lukaku.

Thuram’s availability on a free transfer when his contract with Gladbach runs out has meant that the Nerazzurri have become very keen on his signature.

Inter’s strategy in the summer could be to try to strengthen their attack with high-quality free transfer signings including Thuram and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.

However, Thuram is inching closer to Bayern according to the Gazzetta, and so the Nerazzurri will likely miss out on the 25-year-old’s signing.