Both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are said to be after left-backs this summer. Spurs were not over enamoured by the form of Danny Rose in the position last season while Liverpool played Jon Flanagan on the wrong flank for much of 2013-14.
And at the end of last month one name was mentioned as a potential target for both clubs. Valencia's Juan Bernat has steadily gone backwards on the football pitch - much like former Valencia talent Jordi Alba.
Now a fully fledged flying full-back he was linked with both clubs recently.
His contract talks with Valencia blew up a fortnight ago and ever since he has been touted with a move away from Los Che.
That day has now come, but unfortunately he has not joined Tottenham or Liverpool - but instead opted for the Bundesliga, where he will play under a fellow Spaniard:
Offiziell: FCB verpflichtet Juan Bernat (21) vom FC Valencia! Abwehrspieler erhält 5-Jahresvertrag. Mehr dazu auf FCB.de | ^M.Hörwick— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) July 7, 2014
That's right, much like he did with Alba, Pep Guardiola has snapped up the talented winger-become-left-back from Valencia, to act as cover for their current incumbent, Austrian star David Alaba.
"Juan Bernat is an exceptional, young player we have long observed. He is fast, strong in the tackle, has an incredible train to the gate. We are confident that we have made with Juan Bernat a very good investment for the future of our team. We welcome him to Bayern."
While Bernat was also clearly happy with the move:
"I am very happy that I can play at this big club in the future. Bayern Munich is one of the biggest clubs in Europe and the world, I am very pleased to play with players like Lahm, Neuer, Schweinsteiger, Robben and Ribéry to be in a team and to have Pep Guardiola as coach. I'll give everything to have success with this club."
If Bernat was in either club's crosshairs they will now need to look elsewhere. As for Bernat, he faces an uphill battle making it into the first-team. But one thing guaranteed at Bayern is silverware.