On Wednesday, Bild reported Bayern Munich have identified Aston Villa’s Clément Lenglet as an option in the winter market, to sort out their defensive problems.

The centre-back has been on loan at Aston Villa from Barcelona since the summer and Mundo Deportivo provide the La Liga side’s stance on the possibility of his move to Germany.

He’s made five appearances this season and is still waiting to feature in the Premier League. Mundo are of the belief Unai Emery ‘does not count’ on the defender, which is why he could be a solution for the Bavarian club.

Lenglet’s deal at the Camp Nou lasts until 2026 and the report states it would be a blessing for Barca if the Bundesliga winners decide to pay a fee for him. As it stands, his high salary remains a problem.

Today’s edition of Sport relays Bild’s claim and provides their own information on this case. Xavi Hernández’s side are ‘very attentive’ to Bayern’s movements and the door would be opened for the Frenchman’s transfer, as long as they take care of his full salary.

It’s claimed Lenglet is ‘not happy’ at Aston Villa but Sport explain that Unai Emery’s side, in principle, ‘don’t want to release’ him in January.

His situation at Aston Villa has left Barcelona ‘worried’, which is why they would be willing to let him move to Bayern.

If they can convince the Villans, a potential deal could be carried out in January.