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Borussia Dortmund opens contract poker with keeper Gregor Kobel



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BVB is pushing for Gregor Kobel’s contract to be extended quickly. The pay TV broadcaster Sky is showing a documentary about the bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus in 2017. Also: referee Marco Fritz will officiate the top game between FC Bayern and the black and yellow. You can find all the news and rumors about BVB here.

BVB, rumor: Dortmund absolutely wants to extend with Gregor Kobel

As an undisputed regular player, Gregor Kobel is one of the main reasons for Borussia Dortmund’s strong season. As the Swiss newspaper Blick reports, BVB wants to get down to business early on and extend the goalkeeper’s contract, which runs until 2026.

An extension of one to two years is m discussion, whereby the salary of the 25-year-old could also be significantly adjusted. According to the report, Kobel could collect between 12 and 13 million euros from the black and yellow a year in the future and would thus become one of the top earners in the club.

Above all, BVB wants to counteract the growing interest in the Swiss. Recently, several clubs from the Premier League had asked about Kobel, especially Manchester United and Chelsea FC are said to have kept an eye on the 25-year-old. The name Kobel was also floating around at FC Bayern as a possible long-term successor to Manuel Neuer.

“He’s having an outstanding season. I definitely see him as a hot candidate for Bayern if Manuel Neuer retires, he’s almost ten years younger than Neuer and Sommer. I can well imagine him in Bayern’s goal in the future,” said ex-national player Lothar Matthäus on the keeper’s situation in February.

Kobel himself has recently expressed reservations about his future, but emphasized that he feels comfortable in Dortmund. “I’m under contract with BVB and have goals with this club and this team that I’m fully focused on,” said the Swiss in an interview with sports picture. He still has “a lot planned for Dortmund in the near future. We’re on the right track with our work. We have a huge chance of winning something this season.”

BVB, News: Sky is showing a new TV documentary on the 2017 attack

The pay TV station sky will broadcast a TV documentary about the attack on the BVB team bus in April 2017. The 90-minute documentary is to be broadcast by the broadcaster and the streaming service from April 10th WOW be available.

The focus is on the course of the crime, the investigation and the consequences of the attack. In addition, the former Dortmund players Roman Weidenfeller, Julian Weigl and Marc Bartra as well as managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke will have their say.

During the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against AS Monaco, the Dortmund team bus on the way from the Hotel “l’Arrivée” to the stadium was hit by a bomb.

As it later turned out, a single perpetrator was responsible, who had bet a lot of money on the BVB share price drop caused by the attack. On November 27, 2018, the then 29-year-old man was found guilty of 28 counts of attempted murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

BVB, News: Referee appointment for top game is certain

Referee Marco Fritz will apparently officiate the top game between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on April 1st. This is reported by former referee Manuel Gräfe via Twitter with reference to internal sources. The Picture-Newspaper confirmed the appointment a few hours later.

For the referee from Baden-Württemberg it would be the 190th game he has overseen in the Bundesliga. Fritz has been in charge of the explosive duel between Bayern and Dortmund four times so far.

Here is the detailed news.

FC Bayern vs. BVB: The rest of the program in the Bundesliga

Gameday BVB FC Bayern
26 Bayern Munich (A) Borussia Dortmund (H)
27 Union Berlin (H) SC Freiburg (A)
28 VfB Stuttgart (A) TSG Hoffenheim (H)
29 Eintracht Frankfurt (H) Mainz 05 (A)
30 VfL Bochum (A) Hertha BSC (H)
31 VfL Wolfsburg (H) Werder Bremen (A)
32 Borussia M’Gladbach (H) Schalke 04 (H)
33 FC Augsburg (A) RB Leipzig (H)
34 Mainz 05 (H) 1. FC Cologne (A)