Bayern Munich are targeting a summer swoop for talented young centre-back Aymeric Laporte, who has recently been linked with a move to Southampton. The Athletic Bilbao defender has been in terrific form this campaign and his performances have attracted interest from FC Barcelona. It now looks as though Pep Guardiola could scupper a deal involving his former side as he too looks to add to his defence in the coming transfer window. However, his ˆ36million (29.6million) release clause could be a major obstacle for the German champions, according to Kicker. The German newspaper also refers to the fact that the relationship between the clubs is not the closest following the intense negotiations they had two years ago when Javi Martinez joined Bayern from the Basques. Laporte is a rugged centre-back and is very comfortable on the ball, attributes which are key for the Catalan manager’s philosophy. It was believed that Pochettino’s connections in La Liga would have given Southampton good chances of signing the 19-year-old but a move to the European champions could be hard to turn down for Laporte.