Bayern Munich are on the verge of signing Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Levante, reports AS.
The Bavarians have expressed their interest in the highly rated footballer several weeks ago and they have now intensified their efforts.
According to AS, Bayern are ready to match Navas’ €10 million release clause, although they could sign the Costa Rica star for mere €8 million as he is reportedly prepared to relinquish the €2 million he is supposed to receive from the next transfer.
Even with Navas largely impressing at the 2014 World Cup, Porto and Atletico Madrid were the only sides to submit officials proposals, but their €3m and €5m offers were swiftly rejected.
Should he accept an offer from the Bavarians, the 27-year-old would face a real battle on his hands for the starting berth, with Germany number one Manuel Neuer an undisputed starter at Alianz Arena.
Navas will be on the pitch when Costa Rica face Netherlands in the World Cup quarter-finals, with los Ticos 15/4 to qualify for the semi-final.