Sport Bayern Munich set to make shock bid for Norwich City's Max Aarons
England will enjoy Thiago - Guardiola explains why he was not in for Liverpool-bound star
Manchester City's multiple central midfield options persuaded Pep Guardiola not to try and sign Liverpool-bound playmaker Thiago Alcantara.Thiago broke into Barcelona's first team during Guardiola's time in charge at Camp Nou and the Catalan tactician made him the flagship signing for his first season at Bayern in 2013-14.
Bayern Munich are considering a bid for Norwich City right-back Max Aarons.
The European champions saw Ajax full-back Sergino Dest reject their advances over the weekend and opt for a move to Barcelona where he is due for a medical on Tuesday.
Barca had also approached Norwich over a deal for Aarons but their offer of a loan with the option to buy for £20million was rejected with the Championship side demanding a guaranteed fee.
Kristoffer Ajer transfer latest as AC Milan plan £14m 'loan-to-buy' bid for Celtic star
The Celtic centre back has been subject of interest from Milan for a while and they could make a move as early as next week.The Italian giants have been linked with a move for the Norwegian centre half all summer and they are now set to make their interest official.
Aarons had been lined up by Barcelona since June with former sports director Eric Abidal involved in negotiations. However, following Abidal's departure, and Barca's inability to agree terms with Norwich, Ronald Koeman identified Dest as his next best option.
Bayern had hoped to sign Dest but have always had Aarons on their list of options and are weighing up an offer.
The 20-year-old Aarons also has interest from Roma and AC Milan who have been discussing figures with Tottenham for Serge Aurier.
Meanwhile, Bayern are expecting further talks with Leeds United this week over a proposed move for their midfielder Michael Cuisance.
Liverpool agree £36m striker fee as Aston Villa look to gazump deal and former Cardiff City man on the move again
Catch up with all the latest transfer news and and rumours from across the Championship for Tuesday, September 22. Man United receive boost in Brooks chase Manchester United have received a boost in their chase for Bournemouth star David Brooks. The Cherries' relegation from the Premier League has sparked questions over a number of their first team stars, with Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake already heading out the door. Brooks could yet be the next big name to depart, although his alleged £50m price tag suggests Bournemouth are desperate to keep him at the Vitality Stadium.
The talented 21-year-old was surprisingly left out of Hansi Flick's side as they lost 4-1 to Hoffenheim on Sunday which has raised expectation that they will listen to offers this week.
Leeds have been targeting a number of players for their midfield with Norwich City's Todd Cantwell another they admire.
They also want to add a winger with talks underway with Utrecht for Gyrano Kerk while Leicester City's Demarai Gray is also on their radar.
Video: GARETH BALE THRILLED TO RETURN TO SPURS AFTER LOAN MOVE FROM REAL MADRID (Mirror)
Xabi Alonso tipped to be future Bayern Munich boss .
World Cup winner Alonso played for Bayern between 2014 and 2017 and club boss Rummenigge revealed he still keeps in contact with the 38-year-old Spaniard. Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Alonso has turned to coaching since retiring as a Bayern player in May 2017 and is currently managing Real Sociedad's B side.