We don't need him now anyway, he's too similar to Klaassen, box to box midfielder, we've already got 3 with Davies and to a lesser extent Schniederlin
And then there is Besic to come back at some point, along with Barry and Gana our midfield is packed to the rafters
You forgot McCarthy as well, but him and Besic could make way and already are walking around with price tags on. Barry has been a great servant to us throughout, but he's on overtime in borrowed time.
The time to buy really exceptional players is when they are for sale, and if he falls into our sphere, we'd be mad not to consider him. We are not first in line for the best players each window, so when a big option comes open and we have the cash, sometimes you take it while it's there.
Still think a big club is lurking waiting to move, but if we could get him for around price quoted, we could sell McCarthy and cover most of the fee. Ultimately it depends on the quality of the player, not the circles he moves in, but his age and ability puts him out of reach under normal circumstances.
Bayern want to sell, as the deal with Benfica contained €45m of add ons and they've only paid a years worth so far. Read that he was on €3m per year, which would be somewhere around 70k per week. So add ons are probably double or more the cost of his wages per year, so can see why they'd rather cut their losses.