Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed personal terms with RB Leipzig boss Julien Nagelsmann to take over from Hansi Flick at the end of the season.
Flick asked Bayern earlier this month to terminate his contract once the current campaign had come to an end, after he fell out with club chiefs.
Nagelsmann was immediately installed as the favourite to replace Flick and, according to a report from Sky Germany, Bayern have already made contact with the 33-year-old.
They are said to have agreed terms with Nagelsmann but they are yet to agree a fee with Leipzig to buy him out of his contract.
It is claimed that Leipzig are demanding €25m (£21.7m), a world record for a manager.
With that in mind, Daily Star Sport takes a look at the five most expensive compensation fees clubs have paid for managers.
Andre Villas-Boas – Porto to Chelsea
After Villas-Boas led Porto to the treble in his first season in charge, Chelsea paid £13.3m to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
The then 33-year-old replaced Carlo Ancelotti in 2011 but he was sacked after just eight months in charge, with Roberto Di Matteo replacing him and leading the Blues to their first Champions League triumph.
Brendan Rodgers – Celtic to Leicester
The current Leicester boss joined the club in February 2019 after the Foxes parted ways with Claude Puel.
Rodgers had won consecutive trebles with Celtic before Leicester forked out £9m in compensation to bring him to the King Power Stadium.
Ruben Amorim – Braga to Sporting Lisbon
Despite having just two months of senior management experience at Braga, Sporting Lisbon decided to pay €10m (£8.65m) to appoint Amorim as their new head coach last year.
Jose Mourinho – Inter Milan to Real Madrid
Mourinho's appointment as Real Madrid boss in 2010 cost the La Liga giants £6.8m, with the Special One departing Inter Milan after leading them to the treble.
During his three season stint at the Bernabeu, Mourinho lifted a total of three trophies.
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It cost £5m each for all four of these appointments, with Hughes becoming the first in 2008 when he joined Manchester City from Blackburn Rovers.
Rodgers' appointment as Liverpool boss in 2012 saw the Reds pay Swansea £5m, while Koeman's departure from Southampton to join Everton in 2015 meant the Toffees had to fork out the same amount.
Sarri joining Chelsea from Napoli in 2019 also cost the Blues £5m and the Italian coach led his side to a Europa League triumph in his solitary season in charge.
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