Bayern Munich news – Latest on Manuel Neuer contract, Philippe Coutinho loan and Leroy Sane transfer pursuit


Only three days after the goalkeeper suggested that his contract negotiations with the Bavarian side were on hold, it seems that both the parties have finally made a breakthrough.

Bayern Munich reached a deal with Manuel Neuer that will keep the German shot-stopper at the club beyond 2021 when his previous contract with the club was set to expire.

The welcome news for the Bayern faithful has come only three days after Neuer admitted in an interview that his contract negotiations with the Bavarian side were on hold.

Sport Bild had reported in April that the major sticking point in the negotiations was the salary demand of the German goalkeeper. Neuer was reportedly asking Bayern to give him a five-year contract with €20 million in annual salary.

The report further added that Neuer’s salary demand was based on what Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Hernandez earn at the club. However, if the latest reports coming out from Germany are anything to go by, the 34-year-old has reached a compromise with his side.

Bayern Munich news – Latest on Manuel Neuer contract
Neuer's previous contract with the club was set to expire next summer (Image Credit: imago images / Sven Simon

Top News 2: Bayern in talks with Barcelona to extend Coutinho loan stay beyond June 30

Bayern Munich news – Latest on Philippe Coutinho loan
Coutinho has failed to live up to the expectations since his £142m move to Barcelona in 2018 (Image Credit: imago images / MIS)

Although the Bundesliga leaders aren’t keen on making the deal a permanent one, they still want Coutinho to be at the club when Champions League resumes in August.

Bayern Munich are in talks with Barcelona to reach an agreement with the Catalan side that would extend Philippe Coutinho’s loan stay at the club beyond June 30, reports Bild.

The 27-year-old playmaker, who has 8 goals and six assists in 15 Bundesliga starts this season, is currently facing a spell on the sidelines due to the ankle surgery he underwent last month.

His performances in Bayern colors have been well above-average and might be the reason behind the club’s insistence that he finishes the current campaign in Germany.

Hansi Flick wants the Brazilian to be at the club when Champions League resume in August and help the side challenge for the title.

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Top News 3: Leroy Sane lower wage demands to force Bayern move

Bayern Munich news – Latest on Leroy Sane transfer pursuit
Bayern have reportedly offered Sane the iconic number 10 shirt (Image Credit: imago images / Sven Simon)

The German giants have reportedly indicated their willingness to offer Manchester City star the coveted number 10 shirt at the Allianz Arena.

Leroy Sane has lowered his wage demands to convince Bayern Munich to make a move for his services in the summer transfer window, as per Bild.

The 23-year-old Germany international has long been on the transfer radar of the Bundesliga champions who see him as a successor of Arjen Robben at the club.

Bayern originally wanted to secure Sane’s services last summer but were put off by Man City’s astronomical valuation of the winger.

Recent reports claim that City, after being initially reluctant to let the winger leave the club, are now willing to cash in on him this summer. Pep Guardiola’s side fear that if they continue to hold on to the winger, they run the risk of letting the winger run down his contract and leave for free.

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