As reported by Tobi Altschäffl of BILD, negotiations between Bayern Munich and AS Monaco for Alexander Nübel continue as the Rekordmeister search the market for a Manuel Neuer replacement.
Bayern Munich’s Hasan Salihamidžić called Monaco CEO Paul Mitchell on Thursday to discuss the situation as the Bundesliga side continue to negotiate the premature return of Nübel, who has a loan contract with the Principality side until June 2023.
Talks continue between both parties despite Nübel recently stating that it wouldn’t make sense to return to Bayern Munich whilst Neuer is still there, despite him being sidelined for the remainder of the season following a leg break in a skiing accident.
Nübel has a contract with Bayern Munich until 2025 and is seen as a long term replacement for Neuer, who is expected to remain Bayern’s No. 1 for the 2023/24 season – and so, an early return for Nübel doesn’t seem conceivable at the moment, according to BILD.
As a result, Bayern Munich continue to pursue Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Yann Sommer (34), who has a contract until the summer, but will also hold talks with his club in the coming days regarding a potential extension.
Nübel has played 24 games across all competitions for Monaco this season and has no reason to leave. Philippe Clement & Mitchell can negotiate a fee for an early return but are also reluctant to allowing the German to leave early, given they currently don’t have a replacement in sight.
Furthermore, BILD have since reported that Bayern have set themselves an internal deadline of January 6 to find a Neuer replacement – the Rekordmeister travel to their Doha training camp on this day and would like to have signed a new goalkeeper before they depart.
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