The Bavarians are considering cashing in on the injury-prone Dutchman to make room for the Monchengladbach forward in their line-upArjen Robben could soon be on his way out the door at Bayern Munich, according to a report from Bild.
Die Roten are said to be considering Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Marco Reus as an alternative - not a supplement - to the oft-injured Dutch winger.
Bayern have made no secret of their interest in the 22-year-old Reus, whom CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted "is an interesting player". In recent weeks there has been plenty of speculation as to how the Germany international would fit into a star-studded attacking midfield that includes Robben, Franck Ribery, Toni Kroos, and Thomas Muller.
Reus has a contract until 2015 at Gladbach, but a €17.5 million buy-out clause will come into effect in the summer, opening the door for an offer from Bayern. The final cost could rise to €20m, depending on the player's international success.
Die Roten are reportedly considering the option of offloading Robben in order to make room for Reus, while cashing in before the Dutchman's contract expires in 2013.
Should Reus decline the switch to Munich, the Bavarians have an alternative option in mind: Schalke's Jefferson Farfan, who could join on a free transfer in the summer.
During spells in which he has featured Robben has been among Bayern's most prolific scorers. However, injuries have curbed his productivity, limiting him to just 63 appearances in all competitions since his move from Real Madrid in 2009.