Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur could be set for a transfer boost, with Bayern Munich having apparently now turned their attention to Gareth Bale.
The German champions want to offer the £350,000-a-week star a way out of his Bernabeu nightmare, as reported by The Sun.
The Welsh winger is seemingly unfancied by Zinedine Zidane and was often criticised by his own fans last season.
Bayern are said to want to secure a loan deal for Bale and would be happy to pay all of his weekly wages.
The club have lost Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and are in need of replacements.
Should Bayern successfully negotiate terms for a loan move for Bale, it could mean they now abandon their pursuit of Nicolas Pepe.
Coveted Lille winger Pepe has been linked to a lot of big clubs over the past few months, and Bayern have been there since the start.
Bayern getting Bale could mean one less team in the race to sign the rapid Ivorian, which would be good news for Tottenham and Liverpool.
L’Equipe reported at the start of the month that both teams were still keen on the star, who has been valued at €80 million (£70 million) by his club.
Apparently the Reds are leading the chase, but Spurs may have extra cash to burn if they sell Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld this summer. Arguably, the north Londoners need him more.
Pepe would be a fantastic addition for either side.
His searing pace and excellent end product – evidenced by his 23 goals and 12 assists last term – make him one of the most dangerous forwards in Europe.