Football is stopped. This does not prevent some stables from floor on the transfer window, even if it should be turned upside down due to the coronavirus epidemic. In Germany, Bayern Munich is preparing for the future, although the possible financial losses will have to be taken into account. And in fact, the residents of the Allianz Arena should get rid of a few things in the coming months. On loan from FC Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho will not, a priori, be kept. The Bavarians are not prepared to exercise their purchase option of € 120 million. His future should be written in England. But the Brazilian is not the only player who should change his mood during the transfer window.
Departures to be expected
Bayern Munich wants to separate from Corentin Tolisso. Arrived in 2017 for 41.5 M €, the midfielder passed by OL does not enter the plans of his coach Hans-Dieter Flick. Aligned 24 times this season, he is no longer a strong start. The door is not closed for the 2018 world champions whose price is set at € 35 million. The situation of Tolisso has not gone unnoticed in Italy where Inter Milan and Antonio Conte are seduced according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Still on the side of potential departures, the Munich will have to manage the files Jérôme Boateng and David Alaba, two players at the end of the contract in June 2021. For the first named, there has been nothing new since the approach of Arsenal last winter.
For the second, everything is possible as he entrusted to GQ a few days ago. “I feel very good in Munich. But in principle, I could also imagine taking a different path. It remains to be seen. I don’t think about it yet. “ While his club has yet to come back to him for an extension, the Austrian has moved closer to Pini Zahavi. A departure is therefore not to be excluded. Manuel Neuer, too, is coming to a turning point in his adventure at Bayern Munich. The German goalkeeper is at the end of the contract in 2021. But negotiations for an extension drag on. Bild explains that the guardian’s agent met with the leaders of the Bavarian club recently and that the meeting would have lasted only 4 short minutes. He would have left annoyed.
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If several elements could therefore leave the ship during the off-season, others are likely to arrive to bring new blood to a formation that is not lacking in ambition. And like last summer, Bayern Munich made Leroy Sané their top priority. The German international, however, remained in Manchester City, where he was later injured. A year later, the Bavarians will return to the load. The sun explained recently that the Munich club was waiting to see the player at work after his serious knee injury. Bild, meanwhile, explained ten days ago that a meeting had taken place with its agents and that a 5-year contract had been mentioned. A source close to the German club told us that, given the current situation, negotiations would not resume until at least April. Bayern’s second target: Marc-André ter Stegen. As mentioned above, the future of Manuel Neuer, who is less radiant, is at the heart of the debates.
And despite the recruitment of Alexander Nübel, the German team keeps an eye on the FC Barcelona goalkeeper. Strong on the line, ter Stegen is considered one of the best at his job today, who already competes with Neuer in the national team. The Catalan media even added that Bayern Munich have already contacted the Barça goalkeeper to take the temperature. In the middle, it’s Kai Havertz who is popular. The 20-year-old midfielder has a release certificate as announced by his coach Peter Bosz. “It can’t be kept next summer. It will be a transfer of more than 100 million euros “. A high price, even for a club like Bayern Munich. Finally in defense, the name of the French Dayot Upamecano, very good in Leipzig, is regularly mentioned. The Bavarian club is therefore preparing an XXL revolution during the next transfer window!