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FC Bayern Munich, news and rumors: new negotiations with Gnabry?



FC Bayern is apparently planning further contract negotiations with Serge Gnabry.  Oliver Kahn makes it clear that Munich will not become a training club.

FC Bayern is apparently planning further contract negotiations with Serge Gnabry. Oliver Kahn makes it clear that Munich will not become a training club. All news and rumors about FCB at a glance.

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FC Bayern: New negotiations with Gnabry?

FC Bayern Munich is apparently entering a new round of negotiations with Serge Gnabry. That reports the sports picture.

The talks are expected to take place within the next two weeks. Gnabry’s contract expires in the summer of 2023, an extension of the contract was reportedly failed due to the different salary expectations.

According to media reports, the winger is demanding a significant wage increase to an annual income of 15 million euros per year, which would bring him close to Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman. In addition, he was allegedly annoyed that the contract extensions of Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller would enjoy a higher priority.

According to media reports, there had already been initial talks with the Müller side last Friday. A contract is in the air until 2025.

A free transfer from Gnabry, as was the case recently with Niklas Süle, should be prevented in any case. Otherwise, a change in the summer is also considered possible. A stay should also go hand in hand with whether Gnabry can prove himself in the coming weeks. In the club should him loud sports picture his performance fluctuations have been blamed too much.

According to information from SPOX and GOAL Three clubs have already had their eye on Gnabry: Real Madrid, Juventus Turin and Liverpool FC.

FC Bayern a training club? Kahn expresses himself

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has made it clear that the German record champions will not become a training club. “Definitely not! Of course, the pandemic also hit us massively. And yes, something like that also eats into the fixed-term account. But we will continue to be sporty and economically strong and attractive for top players in the future,” he said in an interview with the sports picture.

In the past there had been increased criticism of FC Bayern’s restrained transfer policy compared to other top clubs, especially from the Premier League. the table football also reported on a rethinking of future transfers. According to this, the focus should be on promising players “between 20 and 22 years”, who can then be sold profitably.

“We know exactly in which fields we are more than competitive and where we want to develop further,” said Kahn and added: “All of this makes me very positive that we can experience another successful Bayern decade.”

FC Bayern: Hernandez doesn’t worry about Süle leaving

World champion Lucas Hernandez sees Bayern Munich well-equipped for the time after Niklas Süle has left, even without any new additions to the defence. “We’re losing a great player, but we also have others like Tanguy, Benji and Upa who are performing very well,” said Hernandez at the press conference ahead of the Champions League quarter-finals against Villarreal.

In addition to the 26-year-old, his French teammates Tanguy Nianzou, Benjamin Pavard and Dayot Upamecano could fill Süle’s place in the center. FC Bayern should therefore consider strengthening the defensive outside – then Pavard and Hernandez would be free for the inside.

“Niki is a great player, I like him as a person and I get along very well with him,” Hernandez said of Süle, who will join Bayern rivals Borussia Dortmund in the summer. “Of course we have to position ourselves very well to compensate for the loss,” stressed Hernandez, “but we have enough quality to be able to play at a good level.”

You can find all the statements from the press conference here.

FC Bayern: The upcoming games

The quarter-finals in the Champions League between Villarreal and FC Bayern Munich will be played on Wednesday. The first leg of the clash begins at 9pm at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal.

date time competition opponent
April 6th 21 clock Champions League Villarreal FC (A)
9th April 3.30 p.m Bundesliga FC Augsburg (H)
12. April 21 clock Champions League FC Villarreal (H)
17th April 3.30 p.m Bundesliga Arminia Bielefeld (A)