Bayern could cancel done deal for £18m rated Arsenal and Liverpool target

Sebastian Rode is having a torrid time after suffering cartilage damage to his right knee.

In October 2013 both Arsenal and Liverpool were reported to be keen on signing Eintracht Frankfurt star Sebastian Rode - with a reported fee of £18 million being mooted for the star.

That news was being broke as reports suggested that Bayern Munich had pulled out of their respected move for the player.

The talented young midfielder helped Frankfurt to a stunning season last year - finishing sixth in the Bundesliga.

It was this form that saw him linked so heavily with a move away from the club in the January transfer window - unfortunately it seems that all suitors had got their wires crossed.

It was confirmed at the beginning of January that Rode had already agreed his next destination - as he would be signing a Bosman deal with Bayern Munich in the summer.

However Bayern are reportedly considering pulling the plug on such a deal - giving hope to Arsenal and Liverpool if they want to revive their interest in the player.

Bayern have not yet confirmed anything regarding the future of Rode and when Bild got in contact with the club for a response to claims his deal might be off the CEO Matthias Sammer stated:

"For this there is nothing to say."

But the reason they are apparently considering a rethink is likely to put Arsenal and Liverpool off a deal.

Rode suffered cartilage damage to his right knee against Werder Bremen last weekend - and underwent surgery this week.

He is expected to miss the next six months - and Bayern reportedly want their own physio, Dr. Thomas Muller-Wohlfahrt to assess the player’s condition before signing off on any deal.

Eintracht remain clear that his injury is not as bad as feared - but if Bayern pull out of a deal (that is assuming they can) Liverpool and Arsenal would have to remain cautious of swooping in.


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