Bayern Munich are reportedly targeting Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso to replace coach Thomas Tuchel.
The German giants are believed to be already planning the former Chelsea manager’s departure from the club.
Tuchel was only appointed as Bayern Munich coach in March after he replaced the sacked Julian Nagelsmann.
The club manages to win the Bundesliga title, although it needed the help of Borussia Dortmund, who failed to win on the last day of the season.
Reports in Germany have claimed that Tuchel is “irritating” the club’s board with his negative comments about the transfer business in the summer transfer window.
Further claims have now suggested that Bayern are already planning for Tuchel to leave the club and his replacement has been identified.
It has been claimed that Alonso is Bayern’s number one target to replace Tuchel.
The Spaniard has built a solid reputation as a coach since taking over at Bayer Leverkusen.
Alonso is familiar with Bayern, having spent the last three years of his playing career at the club after leaving Real Madrid.
During his time at the Allianz Arena, the midfielder won three league titles, a DFB-Pokal title and the German Supercup.
Since becoming Leverkusen’s coach, he has won 21 of 41 matches.
He is also a potential target for Real Madrid after Carlo Ancelotti leaves the club at the end of the season.