Lucas Hernandez ‘staying at Atletico Madrid’ this January

Lucas Hernandez will not be leaving Atletico Madrid this January despite Bayern Munich being willing to pay his €80m release clause, say reports.

L’Equipe say the versatile defender will remain at Los Rojiblancos for the remainder of the campaign in least, after Marca reported last month he would join Bayern midway through the season.

The 22-year-old only signed a new long-term contract with Los Colchoneros in June but had reportedly been swayed by the project on offer in Bavaria.

Lucas broke through for Atleti during the 2015-16 campaign and has gone on to make 106 appearances under Diego Simeone, winning a Europa League and European Super Cup.

Equally adept at left-back and centre-back, he was also part of the France team who won the World Cup in Russia last year.

Bayern, for their part, have plans of overhauling their first team after a poor start to the season and their lack of impact in the Champions League.

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