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FC Bayern Munich, news and rumours: FCB interest in Fabinho

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FC Bayern apparently has Fabinho from Liverpool on the slip. There is said to have been a breakthrough in the negotiations with Alexander Nübel. Also: The second team of the German record champions starts the new season with a draw. All news and rumors about FC Bayern Munich.

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FC Bayern Munich, rumour: FCB interested in LFC midfielder Fabinho

FC Bayern Munich is apparently monitoring the situation surrounding Liverpool midfielder Fabinho. That reports sky. Accordingly, the 29-year-old fits well into the prey scheme of Munich and coach Thomas Tuchel. In addition, those responsible for the German record champions maintain good relations with Fabinho advisor Jorge Mendes.

A change would only come about if a change of midfielder to Saudi Arabia burst. According to various media reports, Fabinho is about to reach an agreement with Al-Ittihad. Bayern are after themselves skyinformation and would only intervene if the negotiations failed.

At Bayern, Fabinho could absorb possible departures in midfield. With Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Marcel Sabitzer, several players are under contract with the German record champions who have been associated with changes of club in recent weeks.

However, Fabinho has no future at Liverpool. The Reds would like to sell the 29-year-old. His working paper at the PL-Klub is dated until 2026.

FC Bayern Munich, rumor: Breakthrough in Nübel negotiations

The transfer from Alexander Nübel to VfB Stuttgart is apparently about to be completed. That reports the Picture-Newspaper. Accordingly, the second offer by the Swabians led to a breakthrough in the negotiations.

In it, Stuttgart is said to have offered Bayern various bonus payments. At the same time, the German record champions meet the Swabians. The rental fee should decrease as the number of Nübels appearances in VfB dress increases. However, it is not known whether there will be a purchase option.

Nübel is under contract with FC Bayern until 2025. In Munich, however, he no longer has a future under coach Thomas Tuchel, which is why they would like to part ways in the interest of both parties. Last season the goalkeeper was loaned to AS Monaco.

FC Bayern Munich, News: Bayern II plays a draw at the start

At the start of the regional league, FC Bayern Munich’s second team couldn’t get past a 3-3 (2-1) draw against Wacker Burghausen, despite a temporary 2-0 lead.

Lovro Zvonarek (4th), newcomer Dion Berisha (27th) and Joker Lucas Copado (76th) scored for Munich, while Burghausen’s Thomas Winklbauer was the outstanding man with a hat-trick (31st, 48th, 68th).

FC Bayern, News: Reschke talks about Neppe’s standing

Michael Reschke has disclosed the interest of English clubs in FC Bayern’s technical director, Marco Neppe. “Marco has recently aroused the desires of Premier League clubs on a regular basis,” Neppe’s predecessor told the Munich newspaper tz.

According to media reports, Neppe was said to have been under discussion in May, among other things, as sports director at Tottenham Hotspur. Reschke had steered Neppe to Munich himself in 2014. When the 65-year-old switched from Bayer Leverkusen to FCB, Neppe followed him as a scout.

“He has a much higher reputation in the international scene than in the German public,” explained Reschke, who now works as Head of European Football for the consulting agency CAA Stellar.

Top coaches such as Mauricio Pochettino (Chelsea FC) and Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) would hold the 37-year-old in high esteem, according to Reschke: “In the case of Bayern, this has recently become clearer thanks to the clear and respectful statements made by Thomas Tuchel and Jan-Christian Dreesen. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s appreciation of him has also increased significantly.”

After the departure of sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, it was rumored that Neppe could also leave the club. Apparently, shortly before the first squad meeting, the Bayern bosses included the former defender in the newly formed task force.

Most recently, Neppe is said to have done important preparatory work for the transfers of Konrad Laimer, Raphael Guerreiro and Kim Min-jae. This is one of the reasons why the Offenbacher is expected to at least fulfill his contract, which runs until 2026, despite the commitment of sports director Christoph Freund.

FC Bayern, News: Sadio Mane “is part of the team”

Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen did not want to confirm reports that star player Sadio Mane was about to leave for Saudi Arabia – but did not deny it either. “Sadio is part of the team. As our coach said, we’re starting with a team that may not be the team on September 1 in this constellation,” said Dreesen.

He feels it is “wrong to comment on individual players, so I won’t do it,” he added. The transfer period ends on August 31, the record champions would like to sell Mane again immediately after a messed-up season despite a contract until 2025.

The L’Equipe had reported that Mane had already reached an agreement with Saudi club Al-Nassr, where Cristiano Ronaldo is under contract. The fee is open. Bayern paid 31 million euros plus bonuses to Liverpool FC last summer.

Coach Thomas Tuchel apparently no longer plans with the Senegalese. “He fell short of expectations. The competitive situation is extremely high for him with Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry, so we have a constellation that makes it very difficult for Sadio,” said Tuchel just a week ago: “The player knows that too, he knows my opinion and the opinion of the club.”

Despite seven Bundesliga goals and five assists, Mane was not able to perform as hoped in Munich. In nine Champions League games he scored three goals and one assist. Tuchel called Manes’ season “unsatisfactory”.

FC Bayern Munich: The most important dates in the preparation of FCB

Date Event
July 15 – 20, 2023 Training camp at Tegernsee
July 18, 2023 Test match against FC Rottach-Egern (27:0)
July 23, 2023 Team presentation in the Allianz Arena
July 24 – August 3, 2023 “Audi Summer Tour” in Japan and Singapore
July 26, 2023 Friendly match against Manchester City in Tokyo, Japan
July 29, 2023 Test match against Kawasaki Frontale in Tokyo, Japan
August 2, 2023 Friendly match against Liverpool FC in Singapore
August 7, 2023 Test match against AS Monaco in Unterhaching
August 12, 2023 Super Cup against RB Leipzig in Munich
18-20 Aug 2023 Start of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season

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