German giants Bayern Munich have identified Real Madrid’s right back Daniel Carvajal as the man to replace Rafinha next season, according to reports.
AS says the Bundesliga side want to improve their options in defence and believe Carvajal is the perfect fit as the long-term replacement for the current incumbent of the role at the Allianz Arena.
Carvajal was recommended to the club by the new technical director, Michael Reschke. He previously held the same role at Bayer Leverkusen and was responsible for signing Carvajal for them in 2012. The right back stayed for just 12 months before returning to his boyhood club.
Carvajal had established himself as the number one right back at the Santiago Bernabeu last summer but the arrival of Danilo from Porto means he is no longer guaranteed a spot in the starting 11.
Although he has five more years to run on his current deal, he is thought to be considering his options and could be open to a move away should he not regain his place by the end of the campaign.
Should any transfer happen, it would likely cost in excess of 30 million euros. With Chelsea likely to be on the lookout to replace Branislav Ivanovic, Munich could face competition for Carvajal’s signature, the report says.