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Vincent Kompany could make ex-Man City teammate his first signing as Bayern Munich head coach

Vincent Kompany could make ex-Man City teammate his first signing as Bayern Munich head coach

Kompany could make a stunning transfer swoop.

Vincent Kompany could make one of his former Manchester City teammates his first signing as Bayern Munich head coach.

Bayern Munich's protracted search for a new manager finally looks set to come to an end, with the Bundesliga side in advanced talks with Burnley boss Vincent Kompany.

Bayern announced in February that Thomas Tuchel would leave his position at the end of the season, but Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann and Ralf Rangnick all turned them down.

The Bundesliga giants performed a U-turn and opened talks with the German about potentially staying at the Allianz Arena, but an agreement between the two parties could not be reached.

Now it looks like Kompany will take the job, weeks after his Burnley side were relegated from the Premier League.

Bayern believe that the former Man City captain wants to join them, and the two clubs are now working to agree on a compensation fee.

Kompany, 38, will likely take his Burnley backroom staff with him to Germany, including former City and Liverpool attacker Craig Bellamy.

According to Football Insider, he will attempt to make former City defensive partner John stones his first signing at Bayern.

Stones played a crucial role in City's 2022-23 treble-winning season, but this term he has struggled for minutes due to injuries and poor form.

Stones has two years left on the five-year contract extension he signed at the Etihad Stadium in 2021.

John Stones has struggled for minutes at Man City this term (

Kompany has built himself a solid reputation as a coach since retiring from playing in 2020, although Burnley's relegation - despite spending heavily last summer - has raised some question marks.

Kompany became Anderlecht manager in 2020 before joining Burnley in 2022.

He guided the Clarets to the Championship title with 101 points in his first season at Turf Moor, but his side claimed just 24 points in the Premier League and suffered immediate relegation.

Kompany signed a five-year contract extension at Burnley last year, but following defeat to Nottingham Forest on Sunday, he refused to answer questions about his future.

Burnley minority shareholder and former NFL player JJ Watt posted a cryptic message on X on Wednesday that read: "People often ask if European football ownership helps fill the adrenaline void from playing...There are definitely days."

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Topics: Bayern Munich, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Manchester City, Football