Bayern 'make contact' with Barca star

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German giants Bayern Munich have reportedly made contact with the agent of an FC Barcelona star regarding a potential move before the transfer window closes. 

With a week left before the January window comes to an end, Barca could see yet another star leave the club following the departures of Philippe Coutinho and Alex Collado, who have left on loan to join Aston Villa and Granada, respectively. 

The Blaugrana's transfer business has been somewhat overshadowed by the saga around contract rebel Ousmane Dembele, who is expected to exit the club after being told to do so due to a failure to agree new contractual terms. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see six players who could still leave Barca, according to various reports

Now, Netherlands star Frenkie de Jong has been earmarked by Bundesliga champions Bayern, who have already made an approach to the player's representatives for the midfielder, according to Spanish outlet Marca. 

The Bavarians are said to be hoping to seal the potential deal before 31 January, but will reportedly continue to pursue the player in the next window if a transfer is not finalised this month. 

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In recent weeks, De Jong has been subject to various reports linking him with a move to a string of clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea, and Juventus. 

The 24-year-old is contracted to Barca until June 2026, and according to El Nacional, the Catalan giants have placed a £50 million (R1 billion) valuation on the former Ajax Amsterdam playmaker. 

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