Bayern ready offer for Calhanoglu: Inter stand firm on €70 Million valuation


Bayern Munich are poised to make an official offer for Hakan Calhanoglu, with the German club seeking a quick resolution to their search for a playmaker after facing insurmountable difficulties in acquiring Fulham’s Palhinha. This week is crucial for the transfer saga that has stirred up Milan, and Inter are adopting a wait-and-see approach, ready to respond once Bayern makes the first move. Inter’s asking price is set at €70 million, though negotiations are expected to settle on a lower figure due to Calhanoglu’s age.

Gazzetta report that Calhanoglu, who has Turkish roots but was born in Germany, has reportedly shared with his national teammates the possibility of a move to Bayern. Inter, however, has been irked by the open dialogue between Calhanoglu’s agent, Gordon Stipic, and Bayern. The situation has been further aggravated by rumors that Calhanoglu might request a salary adjustment at Inter, similar to Lautaro Martinez’s recent renewal at €9 million plus bonuses. Inter’s stance is clear: Calhanoglu’s contract, renewed just a year ago and running until 2027 with a salary close to €7 million, will not be adjusted. If Calhanoglu seeks higher earnings, he is advised to find another club willing to meet Inter’s financial demands.

Inter’s management, led by President Marotta and Sporting Director Ausilio, is keen to resolve the situation swiftly to avoid any distractions at the start of the new season on July 13. They are prepared to sell Calhanoglu if a suitable offer is made, allowing them to pursue a replacement. One potential target is Khephren Thuram, currently being courted by Juventus. Inter’s interest in Thuram is bolstered by the presence of his brother Marcus in the squad and existing connections with the Thuram family. However, any move for Thuram hinges on the resolution of Calhanoglu’s future.


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