Sportske novosti [as per Goal], reported that the ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City defender was wanted by the German giants, but that he opted not to move because of Pep Guardiola’s impending departure.
The Spanish manager is set to leave the Bavarian heavyweights at the end of the season to move to one of Corluka’s old clubs, City, and will be replaced at the Allianz Arena by Carlo Ancelotti.
It is understood that Guardiola considered Corluka as the ideal man to solve his side’s injury crisis in defence, but that the 30-year-old was concerned about what would happen to him at the Bundesliga heavyweights when Guardiola leaves.
The versatile defender ultimately stayed put at Lokomotiv Moscow, while Bayern moved for Sardar Tasci, signing the German international on loan from Spartak Moscow.
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