Bayern Munich are set to rival Manchester City in the chase for Atletico star Rodri, according to reports from AS.
The Spanish midfielder is reportedly wanted by both sides, who won their respective domestic leagues this season.
Manchester City are in the driving seat, with Pep Guardiola ready to bid €70 million to activate the midfielder’s release clause.
City are set to offer Rodri a big multi-year deal at the Eithad Stadium, and looks set to make the move.
However, Bayern are still holding out hope a deal could be made, and will hope that Lucas Hernandez can convince Rodri to reject a move to the Premier League.
The 22-year-old is a highly rated star in Spain, and could be set to leave Atletico after only one season in the Spanish capital.
Bayern could also pay the release clause, but Rodri’s desire to play under Pep Guardiola could be a limiting factor in any move.
Rodri believes that the former Bayern manager’s style of play suits him more than Atletico boss Diego Simeone’s style.
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