Bayern Munich is still looking for a goalkeeper to replace Manuel Neuer. The 36-year-old will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg in a skiing accident, forcing the Rekordmeister to join the transfer market. Bayern wants a successor by January 6, according to a BILD article from last week.
Yann Sommer of Borussia Mönchengladbach is a player who Bayern Munich values highly. With only six months left on his current contract, the 33-year-old reportedly notified Die Fohlen’s management of his wish to join the Bundesliga’s top team this month.
However, according to Sky Germany, two things need to happen for Sommer to join Bayern. Second, Borussia Mönchengladbach would like to sign a successor before Bayern makes a suitable bid.
The team received a bid for Mathew Ryan of Copenhagen, who reportedly has a €500,000 release clause. Prior to the World Cup, the Australian also lost his position with the Danish club.
Alexander Nübel is another alternative for Bayern Munich, though it currently seems unlikely that his loan will be prematurely terminated. Nübel needs assurances about his position at Bayern, but even once Neuer recovers from his leg injury, the No. 1 spot isn’t assured.
Officials from Bayern have begun talks with AS Monaco to stop the loan sooner, although the Bundesliga team would have to pay a penalty.
Kevin Trapp of Eintracht Frankfurt has also surfaced as a contender in the most recent hours, but Florian Plettenberg believes that a move is unlikely.
The 32-year-contract old’s with SGE runs through 2024, and the company is willing to provide Trapp a position after his playing career if he wants to retire in Hessen.
Yassine Bono of Sevilla has also been mentioned, but a transfer is improbable.