Bayern Munich Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 20

Stefan Bienkowski@@SbienkowskiFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2014

Bayern Munich Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 20

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    Bayern Munich return home to business this week, following a jet-set few weeks across the world playing luxurious friendlies, with the return of the Bundesliga campaign on Friday against Gladbach at Borussia Park.

    Yet despite normality finally appearing in sight, the crazy world of transfer rumours continues to hang around the Munich club like an old stench. Bayern may be focused on the coming match at hand, but the papers would suggest their minds are elsewhere. 

    Here are all the transfer rumours regarding Bayern this week.

    Be sure to continue coming back to the page as new, confirmed rumours come through the wires. 

    Last Updated: January 21, 4 p.m. GMT Time

Dante(To Manchester United)

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    In an odd twist of events on Tuesday January 21, Twitter saw Brazilian defender Dante linked with the English Premier League champions Manchester United.

    Brasil's Fox Sport division broke the news via their own Twitter account, stating that the defender was on the brink of announcing a move to the English club. 

    Which translated loosely as: "Gustavo Villani given information: Dante gave Bayern and is the new defender of the Manchester United!"

    Then, a few minutes later the program brought the defender on to the show via a phone call to which they then added: "Dante speaks live on #FSRádioBrasil! Player shows cautious and still does not confirm outcome of negotiation with the Man United."

    Before stating on air: "I'm still not(Manchester United player).I continue at Bayern, thanking Mufc interest. At the end of the month will be defined"

    All just rumours from the other side of the world for now. With nothing confirmed. 

Mario Mandzukic

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    As we've all seen Mario Mandzukic's stock fall from Champions league winner to second-rate striker at Bayern over the course of the past six months, it comes as no surprise that the Croatian striker has then been linked with moves out of the club. 

    Arsenal seem to be the key club involved in the player's potential move, with the Mirror on January 17 suggesting the Premier League side are interested, despite Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge coming out and publicly stating that the forward wasn't for sale, as reported by Sky Sports just a few days prior to the new rumours.