Bayern Munich have opened negotiations with AS Monaco to end the loan of Alexander Nübel (26) prematurely.
Speaking to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, Stefan Backs, agent of Nübel, confirmed the news: “Yes, Bayern want to bring Alexander back and have informed me about it. It’s now mainly up to the clubs to find an agreement. For Alexander, it’s important to know what his perspective is.”
Monaco aren’t obliged to send Nübel back to Bayern and so the two clubs much agree a compensation fee because the loan agreement is valid until June 2023. Per the report, the fee is in the seven-digit range. The Principality side will then have to find a replacement.
Another option for Bayern Munich was Croatia and Dinamo Zagreb’s Dominik Livaković (27), but that now appears to be off the table. Yann Sommer (33), who has a contract at Borussia Mönchengladbach until 2023, has also been considered.
This all comes after Manuel Neuer was ruled out for the remainder of the season after breaking his leg in a skiing accident following Germany’s early elimination from the World Cup.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder