Konrad Laimer, who is being courted by FC Bayern Munich, should make a decision in the course of the current week. Lucas Hernandez is in favor of staying a possible sales candidate. All the important news and rumors about FCB can be found here.
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FC Bayern, News: RB Leipzig sets a deadline for Konrad Laimer
FC Bayern wants Konrad Laimer and Konrad Laimer wants to go to Bayern – that’s been a fact for a long time. However, no decisive move has yet come in the negotiations between both clubs.
However, this should now happen in the course of the current week, reports the picture. RB Leipzig, where the 25-year-old refused to extend his contract, would like to have some clarity on the personnel before the Supercup duel next Saturday.
It is said that FCB offered 23 million euros including bonus payments for Laimer. However, the Saxons want at least 30 million euros. Even if the gap is not huge, the fronts between the two clubs are said to be hardened: RBL does not want to back down from its demands that Bayern do not improve financially, since there is already an agreement with Laimer and that he would be available on a free transfer next summer.
The player himself should also push for a change and finally want to have clarity about where he will play in the future. If Laimer actually leaves, Leipzig do not plan to sign a replacement for him.
FC Bayern, News: Lucas Hernandez for Benjamin Pavard’s whereabouts
After signing Matthijs de Ligt, FC Bayern is said to be interested in raising fresh money by selling a central defender. Benjamin Pavard is said to be one of the possible sales candidates alongside Dayot Upamecano and Tanguy Nianzou.
His compatriot Lucas Hernandez, who is to form the future main central defense together with de Ligt, has now revealed himself in an interview with sports1 in favor of Pavard staying: “I would be really happy if Benji would stay. He’s one of my best friends in the team. There are always a lot of rumors going around but I know he’s happy and content here. So we will see what happens. Ultimately, of course, it’s the club’s decision.”
Hernandez also drew a positive interim conclusion regarding the current state of preparation and the newcomers: “We coped well with the trip to the USA, train at a very high level and simply have fun as a team – that’s the most important thing! We have that “We got a couple of top players who are already doing very well and will definitely help us. In my opinion, we have top players in all positions, both defensively and offensively. Now it’s up to us to make something out of it. There is no excuses, we want all the titles!”
FC Bayern, News: Mathys Tel says goodbye to Stade Rennes
17-year-old Mathys Tel will sign a contract with FC Bayern in the next few days. In any case, it is now certain that the striker, who will cost just under 30 million euros including possible bonus payments and will sign a five-year contract, will no longer play for Stade Rennes in the future.
In a statement on Instagram, Tel said goodbye to his current club. It reads: “It has been a great honor for me to wear and represent this shirt since I was 12. I would like to pay a lot of respect to Stade Rennes and express my gratitude to the club as they have taught me an enormous amount, I am in every respect has grown and I will always feel a very great deal of gratitude. Thanks to the Red and Black fans, I sincerely wish you all the best. Thanks everyone!”
FC Bayern, News: Competition for Oliver Kahn “important and wanted”
Bayern Munich’s CEO Oliver Kahn sees no problems given the many top stars in the record champions’ squad. “It was wanted and that’s important: there is competition, there is now a different player in each position,” said Kahn after completing the trip to the USA picture.
“Everyone wants to show that they are the best,” Kahn continued: “Everyone puts their heart into it, wants to make it as difficult as possible for the coach. Top performances only come from such an atmosphere. Our demands are the highest, you can tell this atmosphere.”
On Saturday (8.30 p.m.) in the Supercup against cup winners RB Leipzig, the Munich team will face the first endurance test of the season. For Kahn, this is “a kind of location assessment. Dortmund is certainly our big competitor, but so is Leipzig. They won their first title, that releases strength, I know that from my own experience.”
FC Bayern, News: Jerome Boateng accuses racism
Ex-Bayern player Jerome Boateng sees “still a lot of work to do when it comes to racism in Germany. But the current world situation also offers an opportunity for a new beginning. Let’s tackle it together and work together for a better Germany. The war in Ukraine is not far away, that makes you think,” said the 33-year-old table football.
Racism is “unfortunately still to be experienced in our everyday life. Racism is a disease that has to go!”, emphasized the professional from Olympique Lyon.
In France, too, Boateng continued, “this is also an issue, as you saw in the last election, when many French voted for a right-wing candidate. We players talk about it.”
Boateng moved from Bayern Munich to Lyon last summer. In 2014 he became world champion with the DFB selection.