You may remember, ahead of Bayern Munich's trip to play Arsenal in the 2016/17 Champions League, then Bayern-boss Carlo Ancelotti was asked if the club were interested in signing Seamus Coleman as a replacement for Phillip Lahm. An even-more-puzzled-than-usual looking Carlo responded "No" and the room erupted in laughter.
Reports over the weekend, however, suggest that we may see an (okay, former) Irish international get a shot at the Bundesliga. Per RevierSport in Germany, Stephen Ireland is subject to interest from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Ireland was released by Stoke City at the end of last season after an injury-tortured spell. Ireland suffered a horrible broken leg in training that ultimately kept him out of action for two years. Stoke extended his contract by six months to allow him work his way back to full fitness, and Ireland returned to first-team duty in January.
After Stoke's relegation, Ireland was released from the club, and is now available on a free. Monchengladbach are most interested in Ireland although the RevierSport report claims that there are a number of other unnamed German clubs vying for his signature.
Sadly, we doubt Bayern are among them.