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Chelsea forward £43m target for Bayern Munich as they look to replace Douglas Costa

Bavaria club also want to find long-term replacements for the ageing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery

WILLIAN has emerged as a top transfer target for Bayern Munich.

The Chelsea star is being eyed up by the German giants as a deal for Alexis Sanchez continues to drag on.

Willian wants to stay at Chelsea despite interest from Manchester United

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Willian is being linked with a £43 million switch to Bayern Munich

Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti is plotting to splash the cash this summer to replace his ageing stars in the long-term.

Arjen Robben turns 34 on his next birthday whilst Franck Ribery is also aged 34.

Both players were seen as integral figures in Bayern’s title winning success last season but Ancelotti is plotting for the future.

Speed merchant Douglas Costa is also rumoured to be on his way with Italian giants Juventus interested in landing his signature.

Juventus are also looking at Bayern winger Douglas Costa

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Juventus are looking at Bayern winger Douglas Costa

Lahm considers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery as part of Bayern's core

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery have a combined age of 77

And according to German publication abendzeitung, the Bavaria side are monitoring Willian who made 15 Premier League starts last season.

But with a contract penned at Stamford Bridge until 2020, he could cost in the region of £43million.

Manchester United have been linked with a switch for Willian but the Blues are unlikely to sell to a Premier League rival.