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All news, transfers and rumours about FC Bayern Munich at a glance. This article will be updated regularly. Which player is coming? Which one is leaving? All information about the German record champions.

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Update, 06 March, 9:45 a.m.: FC Bayern apparently postpones rebuilding of Säbener Straße for transfer offensive 

As reported by “Sport Bild”, FC Bayern have put their plans for the renovation of Säbener Straße on hold for the time being in favour of a transfer offensive in the summer. This was probably decided at the supervisory board meeting last Monday.

Construction of a new team wing was originally planned to begin at the end of 2024, and surveying work is said to have already taken place. Alleged cost: over 100 million euros.

However, this money is now to be used for a transfer offensive in the summer. According to the report, new sporting director Max Eberl and sporting director Christoph Freund are already drawing up lists of three to five names for each position. Priority is being given to the signing of a defensive midfielder. Before any transfers are finalised, however, the successor to outgoing coach Thomas Tuchel must first be found, according to the report.

Update, 05 March, 20:23: Max Eberl backs Tuchel 

Max Eberl has commented on Thomas Tuchel’s situation ahead of the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie against Lazio Roma. When asked on “Amazon Prime” whether the 50-year-old will remain coach regardless of the result against the Italians, the sporting director replied: “Yes, there is no other opinion at the moment.”

After the 1-0 defeat in the first leg, Bayern could lose their second major title of the season at home to Lazio Roma. Things are not looking good in the Bundesliga either, with Leverkusen ten points behind. A Champions League exit would further fuel criticism of Tuchel.

Update, 05 March, 18:15: Leverkusen apparently irritated by Alonso report 

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are said to be irritated by the reporting of the past few days. The newspaper “Bild” claims to have learnt this. According to the report, the clubs are unaware of an exit clause, a transfer fee or any talks between Xabi Alonso and FC Bayern Munich.

As the tabloid reports, there is a lot to be said in favour of Bayer’s denial. For example, Inaki Ibanez, Alonso’s advisor, passed on Liverpool FC’s interest directly to Leverkusen’s club management during the last enquiry. This did not happen in the case of the alleged negotiations with Bayern.

Munich are still waiting for a signal from Alonso as to whether he is available for negotiations. There has not yet been any such signal. There is also no exit clause, but merely a “gentleman’s agreement” that was agreed when the contract was extended until 2026: Leverkusen would not want to stand in Alonso’s way if a top club came knocking.

“Sky” had recently reported the opposite. A potential transfer fee would be between 15 and 25 million euros. According to “Bild”, however, there is no concrete transfer fee. However, it is possible that FC Bayern would demand more money than Liverpool – for reasons of competition.

Update, 04 March, 18:25: Alonso is probably leaning towards FC Bayern

Xabi Alonso is considered the absolute favourite candidate at FC Bayern. According to Sky, the German record champions have justified hopes of signing the Spaniard.

According to the report, Alonso would indeed be inclined to move to Munich should he decide to leave Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. Rumour has it that talks have already been held with Alonso himself and his management.

However, it is unlikely to be cheap for Bayern. Alonso is expected to cost around 15 to 25 million euros in transfer fees.

Update, 04 March, 10:00 a.m.: Gnabry and Sane fit for second leg against Lazio Rome 

According to consistent media reports, there is probably a reason for FC Bayern Munich to be happy. Thomas Tuchel will be able to call on Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry again in the Champions League round of 16 against Lazio Roma.

Gnabry was injured in the 5-1 defeat in Frankfurt last year. The German international suffered a muscle tendon injury in the adductor area during the bitter defeat in December.

The break against Freiburg was probably essential for Leroy Sane to be available again. The 28-year-old winger has been injured for weeks, which has had a noticeable effect on his game recently.

Update, 03 March, 20:15: Matthäus brings Bayern veteran into discussion as Tuchel’s replacement 

The fact that Thomas Tuchel will actually see out the end of the season in Munich, as agreed, is not set in stone. The second leg of the last 16 of the CL against Lazio Rome is rumoured to be a possible endgame for the often helpless coach.

If TV pundit Lothar Matthäus has his way, an immediate separation would be the more sensible step anyway. On “Sky90”, the record-breaking international brought up a Bavarian veteran as a possible replacement.

“I could imagine Hermann Gerland, who is popular everywhere at Bayern and not only with the players, but also has a very big name in the environment,” said Matthäus: “He should bring the team together as a unit.”

Matthäus even goes one step further. According to him, Gerland could turn a botched season into a successful one: “They can play football. If all eleven play what they can as a team, then they are one of the favourites to win the Champions League.”

Gerland can motivate the players, give them back their self-confidence and, above all, bring calm. The “Tiger” is a “man-catcher and the ideal man for three months”. Also because he knows almost all the players personally.

Gerland worked in various roles at FC Bayern from 2001 to 2021.

Update, 02 March, 20:10: Matthäus writes Bayern off and tears Tuchel apart 

“Sky” pundit Lothar Matthäus has written Bayern off in the battle for the championship after the 2:2 draw at SC Freiburg. The record-breaking international was particularly harsh on outgoing coach Thomas Tuchel. “Nothing is intact. Not because of the result, but because of the manner, because the result was flattering for Bayern,” said Matthäus. If the goalkeeper was the best man, then that says a lot about the team. 

According to Matthäus, Tuchel no longer takes anything into consideration, “but FC Bayern takes Tuchel into consideration! What has happened in the last few months is not Bayern-like.” Matthäus is particularly annoyed by the coach’s comments after the final whistle. 

“He always goes off on the team. He’s actually always the one who doesn’t make mistakes and the players make the mistakes and you don’t want to hear that as a player. It’s not about one player, he goes after the team in general, that he expects more and so on – but maybe the players expect a bit more from Tuchel.”

Tuchel is making himself “unpopular with the team and, conversely, is not getting the trust as a coach that he would like to have”. Joshua Kimmich, who first had to play as a right-back and was then substituted after an hour, is also symbolic of the fractured relationship. That was the “ultimate punishment”. 

Matthäus also predicted an early end for Tuchel in Munich. “If things don’t go in the direction we want at Bayern on Tuesday against Lazio Rome, then Thomas Tuchel will not be back after Tuesday. I’m quite sure of that.”

Update, 01 March, 23:44: Tuchel reveals helplessness after draw in Freiburg 

FC Bayern Munich have once again disappointed at the start of the 24th matchday. The record champions were held to a 2-2 draw away at Freiburg, but squandered their lead in the closing minutes. After the end of the game, a visibly perplexed Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel was at odds with the last-minute equaliser.

“I don’t think it was down to willpower. It was undisciplined in the positions, it was hara-kiri at times. We had phases where our centre-back overran the full-back,” explained the 50-year-old, “we did things that we’ve never trained before, that we’ve never talked about. We played very early, as if it was the 85th minute and we were 1-0 down. I don’t think it was down to willpower, but we played with our heads down for the first half hour and were punished for it.

“The fact that we didn’t win is solely down to a lucky goal from a set-piece,” Tuchel analysed on DAZN.