Bayern Munich are closing in on appointing Burnley boss Vincent Kompany as their new manager.

Reports on Wednesday night claimed Bayern were close to an agreement with the Clarets to bring Kompany and his backroom staff to the Bundesliga.

The Belgian, contracted until 2028, arrived in East Lancashire after a spell at Anderlecht. Under Kompany’s stewardship, Burnley stormed to the Championship title and racked up 101 points during the 2022/23 campaign.

It was a different story in the Premier League, however, with the Clarets losing 11 of their opening 13 league fixtures to subsequently go straight back down.

Kompany insisted after Burnley were relegated at Tottenham on May 12 that the following day was the start of their bid to earn an immediate promotion back to the top flight, but he now looks set to continue his managerial journey in Munich.

Burnley minority shareholder and former NFL star JJ Watt posted on X on Wednesday night, cryptically writing: “People often ask if European football ownership helps fill the adrenaline void from playing…

"There are definitely days.”

Bayern have been searching for Thomas Tuchel’s successor after a disappointing season, finishing third in the Bundesliga and 18 points behind champions Bayer Leverkusen.