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FC Bayern Munich, news and rumours: Rangnick confirms contact

Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn has commented on the expiring contract of striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. It will probably be a while before a decision is made about its future. FCB defense star Lucas Hernández can still hope for the World Cup. And: Ralf Rangnick confirms that he was in contact with Munich in 2019. Here you can find all the news and rumors about FC Bayern Munich.

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FC Bayern, News: This is what Kahn says about the future of Choupo-Moting

Bayern striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting can apparently hope for a contract extension with the German record champions. The current working paper of the 33-year-old expires next summer, according to information from the sports picture there is a “tendency” at FCB to extend the goal with the new goalkeeper.

“We’re in the middle of the season and are now concentrating fully on the six games, then the World Cup will start first. When the time comes, we’ll sit down together. But that’s still very, very early on,” said CEO Oliver Kahn on Tuesday the departure for the Champions League game at FC Barcelona (Wednesday, from 9 p.m. in LIVETICKER).

After the departure of Robert Lewandowski, Choupo-Moting has blossomed into his replacement on the nine in recent games, scoring four goals and two assists in the past three games. “It’s not a surprise to me, even though he came in last season he always performed and scored,” said Kahn.

Choupo-Moting has proven “that we can rely on him, that’s great,” Kahn continued. Bayern legend Lothar Matthäus recently praised Choupo-Moting in the highest tones. Noisy sports picture However, the attacker only wants to make a decision about his future after the World Cup in Qatar, where he is playing for Cameroon.

FC Bayern, News: World Cup hope for Hernández

The injured central defender Lucas Hernández can apparently still hope for a World Cup participation. As the sports picture reports, those responsible at FC Bayern are assuming that the Frenchman will be fit again in time for the World Cup.

In mid-September, the 26-year-old tore a muscle bundle in the CL first leg against Barça (2-0). Hernández had already denied reports of a failure for the World Cup in Qatar, which begins on November 20th. He is now working on his fitness every day and could soon be back on the pitch.

FC Bayern: Rangnick as FCB coach? There was contact

In an interview with the sports picture confirms that there was contact between him and the Bayern managers in 2019 regarding the head coaching position at the German record champions. He was apparently a candidate to succeed Niko Kovac.

“With Kimmich, Neuer, Müller there were also some players in the team with whom I had a personal relationship,” explained Rangnick. “But Kovac stayed in office until November. When Bayern lost 5-1 in Frankfurt, another call came from Munich, but the choice ultimately fell on Hansi Flick. And as we know, he didn’t do so badly.. .”

Rangnick is now Austria’s national coach, but the former Leipzig coach trusts his ex-club in the Bundesliga to challenge Bayern. “I see them as the strongest team next to Bayern in terms of both size and quality of the squad,” said the 64-year-old. “Unfortunately, RB have already dropped a few points this season. Nevertheless, I see Leipzig in at least second place. Depending on how stable they are this season, I don’t think first place is out of the question either.”

FC Bayern vs. FC Barcelona: The expected line-ups

Thomas Müller is definitely already looking forward to seeing his ex-colleague Robert Lewandowski again this Wednesday in Barcelona. The game between FC Bayern and FC Barcelona kicks off at 9 p.m. (live on DAZN and in the LIVETICKER), the Catalans are already under a lot of pressure in the race for second place in the group behind FCB.

FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann has to do without Manuel Neuer again, who has to miss the fifth game in a row due to a bruised shoulder. Both teams could play like this:

  • Barcelona FC: Ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Koundé, Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba – S. Busquets – Gavi, Pedri – Ferran Torres, Lewandowski, Dembelé
  • FC Bayern: Ulreich – Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Davies – Goretzka, Kimmich – Gnabry, Musiala, Coman – Choupo-Moting

FC Bayern: The games until the World Cup break

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October 26, 9 p.m Barcelona FC Champions League away
October 29, 3:30 p.m FSV Mainz 05 Bundesliga home
November 1, 9 p.m Inter Milan Champions League home
November 5, 3:30 p.m Hertha BSC Bundesliga away
November 8, 8:30 p.m Werder Bremen Bundesliga home


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