Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of signing Corentin Tolisso could be boosted amid claims that Bayern Munich are now expecting him to leave the club this summer.
German news outlet Sport1 claim that Bayern are already expecting to lose two midfielders at the end of the season.
Spaniard Marc Roca seems likely to go given his lack of match action since joining Bayern from Espanyol back in 2020.
The other name Bayern expect to go is Tolisso, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Bayern had hoped to thrash out a deal with Tolisso but it now looks like the Frenchman will be departing the Allianz Arena.
So just where could Tolisso end up this summer?
The most likely destination appears to be Tottenham Hotspur as Fabio Paratici looks to strike a potential bargain.
Football Italia reported in November that Tottenham were closing in on signing Tolisso ahead of the January transfer window.
That didn’t happen, but Tottenham may have instead prepared themselves for a free transfer signing of Tolisso this summer.
Think back to Fabio Paratici’s history at Juventus; he absolutely loved signing players on free transfers.
The likes of Andrea Pirlo, Fernando Llorente, Sami Khedira, Dani Alves, Emre Can, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey were all free signings by Juve in the Paratici era.
It adds up that Paratici would like to do the same with Tottenham, seemingly sensing some bargain signings for Antonio Conte.
Tolisso would fit the bill, especially as he cost Bayern a huge £35million in 2017 but could now be signed for absolutely nothing.
The French World Cup winner is a fine box-to-box midfielder and Paratici may see him as the ideal partner for Rodrigo Bentancur moving forward.
Tolisso is only 27 but has suffered major injuries in his career, meaning he hasn’t quite been able to fulfil his potential.
With Bayern expecting Tolisso to leave, Tottenham may have a golden chance to secure Tolisso for nothing.