With the new Bundesliga season fast approaching, Bayern Munich will no doubt be keeping tabs on all the other transfer news regarding their domestic rivals.
Borussia Dortmund have already dipped their hand into their pocket to buy the attacking duo of Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos from Torino and Hertha Berlin respectively, whilst Bayer Leverkusen have just signed midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu from Hamburg.
Tight Bundesliga expected
Although the Bavarian giants have run away with the title during the last two seasons, it has been predicted that the upcoming season will be closer than expected, with Borussia Dortmund joining a respectable list of Bundesliga clubs who are keen on ending the Bayern anomaly.
Over the past two seasons, Bayern have managed to win eight trophies, including a Champions League title in 2013, and so far there is no sign that the German juggernauts are about to give up on their success story now.
However, they were unable to become the first side to defend the Champions League trophy last season as they were humbled 5-0 by Real Madrid in the semi-finals, indicating that the current “golden generation” is not as indestructible as some people would think.
And with midfield motor, Toni Kroos, now expected to finalise his £25m move to the same side which denied them a piece of footballing history, Pep Guardiola now has to spend some money if he has any hope of achieving success both domestically and indeed internationally.
It is not all doom and gloom as Guardiola has stuck to his word of strengthening his side with Left-Back Juan Bernat, who signed from Valenica on Monday, joining the likes of Robert Lewandowski and midfielder Sebastian Rode who have already put pen to paper at the club.
It is unlikely that the former Barcelona manager will break the bank in signing a so called“marque” player, but these are the sort of players that he could be spending a few pennies on in the upcoming weeks.