Crystal Palace 'demand £86m' from Bayern to part ways with key man months after joining

Bayern Munich reportedly approached Oliver Glasner after being rejected by Ralf Rangnick (Image: Getty)

Bayern Munich were reportedly told that they would need to cough up £86million to lure Oliver Glasner away from Crystal Palace this summer. The Eagles boss was said to have been keen to succeed Thomas Tuchel at the Allianz Arena but the Bavarians have now turned their attention to alternative candidates after being priced out of a move for the manager.

Bayern’s managerial search has been anything but a success over the past few months, despite being aware that they would need to find a replacement for Tuchel at the end of the season.

Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann and Ralf Rangnick are among a host of managers to have snubbed a move to join the German giants, with Julen Lopetegui and Unai Emery also opting to manage Premier League outfits rather than head to Germany.

The consistent rejections has forced Bayern to look at alternative options, which has reportedly seen them try their luck at persuading Glasner to return to the Germany and walk away from Palace.

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Thomas Tuchel is set to leave Bayern at the end of the season (Image: Getty)

According to BILD, after Rangnick publicly rejected the chance to join Bayern, sporting directors Christoph Freund and Max Eberl made contact with Glasner to sound out their interest in acquiring his services.

The 49-year-old is said to have explained why he was ‘exactly the right man for Bayern’, with his success at Selhurst Park providing evidence for his claims. Glasner’s pitch prompted the German outfit’s president Uli Hoeness to offer the Palace boss the position and explain that they would pay a fee to acquire his services.

Steve Parish has reportedly slapped a significant price tag on Oliver Glasner (Image: Getty)

Eagles owner Steve Parish promptly put a halt to negotiations though, insisting that a fee of £86m would be required to part ways with the Austrian as he has been incredibly impressed by how he has breathed a new lease of life into his side and improved several players already.

The fee, of course, was out of the reach of Bayern, who were willing to pay £15m to appoint the ex-Wolfsburg boss. Parish explained that he intended on retaining the services of Glasner until his contract expires in 2026, despite the manager’s desire to head to Bayern and manage a side competing in the Champions League.

Glasner accepted the decision and hopes he can continue to shine at Palace, with his side unbeaten in their last seven matches and highlighting that they have the quality to push up the table next season if they can fend off interest in their best-performing players, such as Michael Olise, over the summer.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1898581/Crystal-Palace-news-Bayern-Munich-Oliver-Glasner