While a whopping 16 FC Bayern players are currently trying their luck at the World Cup in Qatar, there is said to be a lot of activity in the Munich office. In focus: the plans for the coming season.
Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig should be at the top of FC Bayern’s list. This is reported by “Sport Bild”. An oral agreement with the people of Munich is said to have already been reached.
The Austrian is said to have clearly rejected an attempt by the Saxons to extend the contract with the Austrian in the first half of the season beyond the summer of 2023, and just as quickly swept a loose request from Chelsea off the table. In the end, the talks never got any deeper.
However, the deal is probably not completely done yet: Nothing has been signed yet, and Liverpool FC, another top club, are said to be trying their luck with the 25-year-old.
In addition, FC Bayern should not lose sight of Florian Wirtz. The 19-year-old, who missed the World Cup due to a cruciate ligament rupture but should be back for Bayer Leverkusen in the second half of the season, was already on the list of the German record champions at the age of 16. However, Wirtz decided to join the Werkself.
Bayern Munich reportedly “not pleased” with contract extension
However, there is little hope of getting involved in Säbener Strasse in the near future. The fact that the youngster extended his working paper at Bayer until 2027 is said to have been “not happy” in Munich, according to “Sport Bild”. And anyway, Leverkusen should call for a sum that FC Bayern cannot or does not want to raise at the moment. It is assumed that around 100 million euros will be due for the youngster.
There is a greater need on the defensive flanks anyway. Specifically, according to the report, a new left-back could open in the Bavarian capital.
Is FC Bayern still extending with Pavard?
The long-tenacious Borna Sosa from VfB Stuttgart should no longer be an issue due to its very offensive orientation. In addition, the Bayern bosses should hope that Noussair Mazraoui will continue its positive development and become a real alternative for both defensive wing positions.
According to “Sport Bild”, Benjamin Pavard’s future is open. The Frenchman recently flirted openly with a farewell to Munich, but the German industry leader should not have gotten nervous about it.
In the course of the second half of the season, talks about a possible extension of the contract beyond 2024 will definitely be tackled, but at the same time the planners at FC Bayern are said to have already started looking for alternatives in order to have a replacement in hand in the event of a change.
However, Pavard’s negotiating position is likely to have improved greatly after his national team colleague Lucas Hernández ruptured his cruciate ligament. The next serious injury to the most expensive newcomer in Bayern history should make the bosses ponder. Pavard, on the other hand, is a model of reliability.