Atletico Madrid deny Bayern Munich's reported €80m bid for Lucas Hernandez

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Atletico Madrid have denied a reported deal between the Spanish membership and Bayern Munich for defender Lucas Hernandez

Spanish day by day Marca reported on Wednesday that Hernandez will be a part of the German champions for €80 million ($91.four million) when the winter switch window opens in January.

“In regard to the knowledge printed by Marca over Bayern Munich’s supposed cope with our participant Lucas Hernandez …, Atletico Madrid needs to state that in dialog with the membership, [Hernandez] denies the existence of a cope with the German membership and likewise his intention to go away Atletico Madrid,” the La Liga facet mentioned in an announcement. “Alternatively, the wonderful relationship between our membership and the German facet has prompted Bayern Munich themselves to deny the supposed deal this afternoon in a dialog between the 2 sides.”

Marca mentioned that the French World Cup winner — who signed a contract till 2024 together with his boyhood membership in June — has agreed a four-year cope with the Bundesliga facet after being informed he’s key to their plans as they give the impression of being to regenerate an ageing squad.

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Bayern pays the full buyout clause stipulated in his contract, Marca reported.

Spanish legislation says that every one gamers should have a set quantity of their contract that enables them to be purchased out of the deal, as was the case when Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world document €222m in 2017 towards his then membership Barcelona’s needs.

Hernandez made his debut for Atletico in December 2014 and has gone on to develop into an essential member of Diego Simeone’s group, taking part in a key position of their Europa League success final season, earlier than cementing a spot in France’s group that won the World Cup in Russia.

Ought to the deal undergo Hernandez would develop into the second-most costly defender in historical past, behind Virgil van Dijk, who joined Liverpool for a payment reported by British media to be £75m ($95m) final January.

Info from Reuters was used on this report.

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