The Sun says there is a growing feeling this could be his last year in Germany.
His wife Anna was familiarising herself with London last week when she arrived on a shopping expedition — for clothes, not houses. Yet.
Bayern will not let go of him easily. At the centre of it is Pini Zahavi, the super- agent with links to some of English football's biggest clubs.
Chelsea, inevitably, would be the front-runners if Bayern reluctantly play ball. Zahavi has close ties with Blues owner Abramovich.