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Kicker also has information that Goretzka has already committed to Bayern, so either he or Schalke (which claims no decision has been made) are lying. Or maybe not? Kicker speculates that Goretzka might have said he would not transfer to any other club than Bayern, if he decides to leave Schalke. That would explain why clubs like Real and Barcelona are seemingly out of the running, while Schalke remain in the dark as to whether Goretzka will sign a new contract or leave on a free transfer.
Asked yet again about staying beyond this season, Heynckes answered, “I’ve already said everything about that. I’d not like to make any further statements.”
Hasan Salihamidzic and Bayern are not in any hurry to come to a decision. Rafinha and Sven Ulreich’s contracts also expire on June 30th.
“I think 99 percent of coaches think the same way - and when one of them says it out loud, it’s a giant scandal.”
Lewandowski received over a quarter of the vote. Carlo Ancelotti was voted second among the worst coaches (behind Dortmund’s Peter Bosz).
Bayern wrap up their winter camp in Doha, Qatar
Robben meets up with an old friend
So obviously, he’ll end his career in Qatar, as Mark Lovell points out:
Cue Robben to end career in Qatar rumours https://t.co/wVfNAtE9L8— Mark Lovell #FBPE (@LovellLowdown) January 7, 2018
Rafinha meets a charming pitch invader
Kids are great.