Pep Guardiola is believed to be seeking an upgrade on his current right-back, Rafinha, and believes Debuchy could shine for his side at the Allianz Arena.

The France star, who joined Newcastle midway through last season, arrived at St James' Park with a solid reputation in Europe due to his displays at former club Lille and at international level.

He has been a virtual ever-present for Alan Pardew since moving to the North East, but Newcastle could face a struggle to keep him if Bayern firm up their interest in the summer.

Debuchy, who won a league and cup double at Lille, is under contract until 2018 and valued at around £7.5m.