The Bayern Bulletin: Rode's Contract Revealed, Robben's Contract Close

Daniel Kopatsch

Rode's alleged contract could be until 2018, Robben could be extended by next week, and Bayern allegedly sniffing after Gündoğan.

Sport Bild: Rode Contract Until 2018

After the alleged move in the transfer window, Sebastian Rode's contract has surfaced through Sport Bild's information. The German magazine is reporting that Rode's offered contract will go through 2018, and Eintracht Frankfurt executive chairman Heribert Bruchhagen is under the impression that the midfielder will immediately sign a contract in Munich.

"Our manager is already on the search for an adequate replacement. It will be difficult for us to replace Sebastian from the outside," said Burchhagen to Sport Bild.

Die Adler may not have to. With all the midfield options already at the club, a loan scenario may be in the cards, an ideal Burchhagen is open to.

"If FC Bayern still want to loan him and come to us, we are ready for negotiation, he said. "But the request must come from Munich and not come from us."

Robben Contract Could Follow Arsenal Match

With extensions season still in full bloom, Arjen Robben could be the next in line for a pay day. Bild reported on Tuesday that the 29-year-old could sign a two year contract extension following the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against Arsenal.

According to BILD-Information, the early extension of his contract for two years until 2017 is on the brink.

Robben's Father and Agent Hans announced himself to the Round of 16 second leg in the Champions League against Arsenal on March 11. Then the last Contract details should become clear, and afterwards Robben will sign.

Following a hat-trick against FC Schalke 04 at the weekend, Robben had to come off with a thigh strain, one that will prevent him from suiting up for the Oranje in their match against France on Wednesday.

Gündoğan the Next Yellow Linked with Red

Ilkay Gündoğan is the latest Dortmunder linked with a move south to Munich. Focus has information that Bayern and Gündoğan had their first "sound conversation" on a possible move.

Gündoğan's contract, like Toni Kroos's, expires in 2015. He has been out since August with a back injury, leaving a huge hole in holding midfield for the Schwarzgelben.

The 23-year old is also an alleged target for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona, according to multiple reports.

Müller, Badstuber Working on Comeback

Thomas Müller and Hogler Badstuber under took a fitness course on Tuesday that athletic trainer Thomas Wilhelmi put together. According to, Müller could be back in team training by Friday, while Badstuber is still a few clicks away.

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