Bayern Munich enter the race for FC Porto star, Yacine Brahimi

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The Algerian ace is wanted by numerous leading clubs around Europe, as the interest in his undoubted ability heats up.

According to reports in German sports newspaper, Kicker, Bayern Munich technical director, Michael Reschke, has been in contact with the representatives of FC Porto's Algerian attacking star, Yacine Brahimi.

If the Bavarian side are indeed looking to recruit the 25-year-old, or any other interested club are for that matter, negotiations could prove more than a little complicated, given the involvement of third-party investors.

Brahimi completed a €6.5 million move to FC Porto from La Liga outfit Granada, on July 22nd 2014, with an official press note announcing the details of their transaction, which featured a contract until 30th June 2019, and a minimum release clause of €50 million.

However, just two days later on 24th July 2014, FC Porto then announced a deal with third-party investment group, Doyen Sports, having agreed to sell them 80% of Brahimi's economic rights, for a fee of €5 million.

Although it appears Bayern Munich are simply sounding out the possibilities, along with any willingness on the part of Brahimi, should they see through a proposed move, it certainly raises questions as to who will have the final say.

Despite his contract and release clause with FC Porto, should the Bavarian giants make a firm offer to Doyen Sports, they could make the telling decision as to whether the player moves or not. This could present a situation similar to that which Atletico Madrid encountered, when Radamel Falcao switched to Monaco.

Although at the time, Doyen Sports denied having direct influence on that deal, it's clear they will have a strong part to play, when it comes to the future destination of Brahimi, given they would currently stand to make a swift and very healthy profit, for their investment.

Currently battling against relegation from La Liga, former club Granada would also welcome Brahimi moving on this summer, as they would gain financially, given the Andaluz club retain a small, but beneficial sell-on clause percentage. Interestingly, Doyen Sports are also one of their club sponsors.

Meanwhile, over the weekend there have also been reports in Portugal, via A Bola, that FC Porto have sought meetings with Doyen Sports, in order to buy back the economic rights of Brahimi. It is suggested they will do so, utilising the funds raised from the sale of Brazilian right-back Danilo to Real Madrid.

The Portuguese sports outlet additionally recalled that Brahimi will have other suitors this summer, including AC Milan, Manchester United, and Atletico Madrid, whilst there's certainly no shortage of potential destinations.

Numerous other Premier League clubs have also been linked with interest. Manchester City and Tottenham have reportedly scouted the player, whilst O Jogo recently claimed Arsenal are weighing up a summer bid.

Already noted for his exceptional dribbling ability whilst at Granada, following his move to FC Porto, the Algerian international has continued to impress in an even more attacking role, given much more freedom than he was in La Liga.

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