Bayern Munich are interested in signing young Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, who is also being watched by Arsenal, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The 20-year-old has been one of the most impressive young players in La Liga this season, scoring eight goals and providing two assists for Valencia despite not always being a regular in the starting lineup.
Although still raw, the Spaniard’s talent is attracting growing interest, and Bayern are now thought to be stepping up their efforts to bring him to the Allianz Arena next season as they eye another signing upfront.
The Bavarian giants have already sealed the free transfer of Robert Lewandowski from rivals Borussia Dortmund, but may be in the market for a backup to the prolific Pole as Mario Mandzukic seems likely to leave the club. Not content to be a backup to Lewandowski, Mandzukic has been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Juventus, and manager Pep Guardiola could now look to his native Spain to bring in an exciting prospect as another alternative in attack. An Arsenal source confirmed their interest in the player, but believes Bayern’s interest could make it difficult to land him this summer.