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Bayern Munich not trying to sign Barcelona prodigy with €1bn release clause – German sources



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According to Christian Falk of BILD, Bayern Munich are not trying to secure the signing of Ansu Fati from FC Barcelona in the summer transfer window, contrary to reports.

Last week, reports in Spain emerged claiming that Bayern Munich are among a host of clubs interested in the 20-year-old forward. It was even stated that the Bavarian giants were the team that were showing the strongest interest in the La Masia graduate.

Fati has had a difficult last couple of years, having had to deal with multiple injury ordeals. While he has been fit for the majority of the ongoing campaign, the Spaniard has found regular game-time hard to come by, with Xavi preferring to use him as a substitute.

It has given way to speculations over his future, especially with Barcelona needing to make a big sale in the summer to address their Financial Fair Play issues.

Amidst this, the reports of Bayern’s interest in Fati had come to light.

The Bavarian giants, in the past, have tried to lure several players from Barcelona, starting with Pedri in 2020. They were willing to pay Gavi’s €50 million release clause last year while also showing an interest in Frenkie de Jong. Now, it is said that Ansu is on their radar.

But, Christian Falk is now reporting that the speculations of the Bundesliga champions trying to sign the 20-year-old from Barça are not true.

Xavi, for his part, has dismissed the talk of Fati’s sale, having said: “Things will work out for him, we have to be patient, he is a spectacular asset for the club, we trust him a lot, he is working very well, he has a tremendous mentality in training.

“But we need to be patient. He is 20 years old and needs time, like everyone else. This is not the time to talk about sales.”

Fati signed a new contract with Barcelona in 2021, committing his future to the club until the summer of 2027. The deal came with a massive release clause worth €1 billion. As things stand, there is no interest on Barça’s part to sell their prised academy graduate.

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