Report: Bayern Munich agree deal for Ajax's Gregory van der Wiel with Benfica's Fabio Coentrao in the pipeline

The Bavarian outfit have followed up their pursuit of Manuel Neuer with a quickfire double of Europe's most promising pair of full-backs in the Dutch and Portuguese players.
Bayern Munich have seemingly had a busy day at the office, after reportedly agreeing a deal with Ajax to sign full-back Gregory van der Wiel, while also aiming to also strike a deal for Benfica's Fabio Coentrao.

The news of these reported deals comes in quick succession after the German press announced the transfer of Schalke and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, although club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was quick to play down the reports, without confirming nor denying them.

TZ report that Van der Wiel will arrive at the Allianz Arena for the new season, and will cost the Bavarian club around
€10 million.

Potential team-mate Arjen Robben gave a very glowing analysis of the right-back: "He is young and a great talent. I think he would fit in well with FC Bayern."

The plan, according to the publication, is that Philipp Lahm would then move to the left side of defence.

As exclusively revealed,
the Bavarians are also keen on Fabio Coentrao, with interest beginning to mount. A contract for the left-sided star has reportedly already been prepared.

Bayern are going under an extensive rebuilding project this summer, with Jupp Heynckes already being announced as the side's new coach for next season. They are currently third place in the Bundesliga, and will look to stay there until season's close with the prospect of Champions League football available.

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