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Bayern Munich eye move for Fulham midfielder

Bayern are hoping it's second time lucky in their pursuit of the Portugal international

Joao Palhinha

New Bayern Munich boss Vincent Kompany is set to return to the Premier League to make his first signing.

Sky Sports Germany report Bayern have agreed personal terms with Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha and will now discuss a fee with the Cottagers for the combative midfielder.

Portugal international Palhinha has been named in Roberto Martinez’s squad for Euro 2024, meaning Bayern will have to move quickly if they are to conclude a deal before the tournament gets underway on Friday.

Palhinha has been one of the Premier League’s best holding midfielders since joining Fulham in 2022 from Sporting CP.

His form almost saw him join Bayern last summer only for Fulham to pull out of a deal at the last minute after failing to find a replacement.

And it has been reported the framework of that agreement has been revived, leading to a swift conclusion to discussions with Bayern and the player this time round.

Fulham will be reluctant to sell but a fee of around £40million may be enough to tempt them, especially with the 28-year-old keen on the move.

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.