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FC Bayern: the transfer of Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig is imminent

The World Cup is over and club football is back in the spotlight. This becomes particularly interesting in the transfer market.

Since the New Year, clubs from Europe’s top leagues can buy and sell players again. The transfer window is open until January 31. Some Bundesliga clubs have also become active. The transfer news on t-online in the live ticker.

Report: Bayern transfer imminent

While negotiations for a transfer of Yann Sommer from Gladbach to replace the injured Manuel Neuer are still at an impasse, FC Bayern apparently have more success elsewhere. According to a report from ‘SportBild’, a deal for Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer is imminent. According to this, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic contacted the 25-year-old’s advisers again after returning from training camp in Qatar.

Laimer’s contract with Leipzig expires this summer. Their sporting director Max Eberl had already said during the training camp in Abu Dhabi that he assessed the chances of staying on as “very low”. According to the ‘SportBild’ report, Salihamidzic has already agreed in principle with Laimer to work together from the summer. The signing will follow soon.

Laimer would be the fourth newcomer Bayern would sign from their Saxon rival in a very short time. In addition to manager Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern also recently signed Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer from the Red Bulls. Unlike them, however, Laimer would move to the Isar for free.

Frenchman leaves Schalke after just six months – striker likely to approach

Florent Mollet leaves Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga after just six months and returns to FC Nantes in France. This was announced by the Revierklub on Tuesday. According to the media, Mollet, who was signed from Montpellier in the summer for around 500,000 euros, will change for 1.5 million euros.

“Originally, we had no intention of letting Florent Mollet leave after only six months. When the request arrived from Nantes a few days ago, it was the player’s explicit desire to take advantage of this opportunity. Personal reasons also played a part,” said sporting director Peter Knäbel. Mollet has played eleven competitive games for Schalke and scored one goal.

According to information from pay-TV broadcaster Sky, Schalke want to use the proceeds from the Mollet deal to secure the commitment of centre-forward Michael Frey. The Swiss is set to be released from Royal Antwerp ahead of the Bundesliga game against Frankfurt on Saturday. According to Sky, Schalke and Frey have already agreed on the salary.

BVB ahead of signing Union professional Ryerson

Borussia Dortmund are strengthening with a Bundesliga professional in this winter transfer phase. According to reports from Sport1 and Sky, BVB are guiding Julian Ryerson from Union Berlin to Westphalia. The reason for the Norwegian full-back’s surprising move is believed to be Thomas Meunier’s injury. The Belgian right-back suffered a torn calf muscle and will be out for at least six weeks.

According to reports, Ryerson is already in Dortmund for a medical check. Borussia should make use of an exit clause in the contract of the 25-year-old Norwegian (15 internationals) and sign him for a fixed amount of five million euros.

Ryerson has played for Köpenicker since 2018, was an integral part of the regular roster and has already played 25 competitive games this season, but hasn’t scored or contributed to a goal.

Bundesliga striker will likely move to Hertha immediately

According to information from “BZ”, Florian Niederlechner will not move from FC Augsburg to the capital club this summer, but will immediately come to Hertha. According to the report, he should already arrive in Berlin on Tuesday.

In the room is a low six-figure transfer fee. Augsburg’s signing of striker Kelvin Yeboah has made Niederlechner’s immediate departure more likely.

Arsenal interested in Bundesliga winger

According to Sky, Arsenal are still looking for a winger. With Mykhaylo Mudryk moving to Chelsea, the Gunners’ position is still a problem.

Moussa Diaby: He still has a contract at Leverkusen until 2025. (Source: IMAGO/Maik Hölter/TEAM2sportphoto)

The Premier League club are reportedly interested in Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby. He’s been with the Bundesliga side since 2019 and still has a contract until June 2025, so a move wouldn’t be cheap. Arsenal are currently top of the English Premier League table.

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