Bayern Munich Have Pulled Out Of Race For Inter Milan Target Marcus Thuram But AC Milan Remain Keen, Italian Media Report
Inter’s hopes of signing Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram have been boosted after Bayern Munich stepped away from the race for him.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Bundesliga champions Bayern have decided to focus their attentions on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, with Randal Kolo Muani of Eintracht Frankfurt lined up as an alternative.
Similarly, the Bavarian club are ready to offer striker Eric Choupo-Moting a new contract, with Thuram no longer a priority.
The France international is set to be available as a free agent in the summer after deciding not to sign a contract extension with Gladbach, and Inter have long been tracking him.
However, they now face competition from rivals AC Milan in the 25-year-old amidst Divock Origi’s limited impact and the expected retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whilst Barcelona are looking for a long-term alternative to Robert Lewandowski.
Atletico Madrid had made an approach for Thuram in January but were put off by Gladbach’s €15 million asking price, but could now return to him as a free agent, whilst Chelsea are also in the race.