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Post game news barrage: Updates on Lewy, Kimmich, and possible life after Rafinha

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Lewy’s new agent has a curiously short leash, Kimmich might soon extend his contract, and Bayern initiates some post-Rafinha planning.

Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Muenchen talks to his team mate Robert Lewandowski (R) during the UEFA Champions League group B match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RSC Anderlecht at Allianz Arena on September 12, 2017 in Munich, Germany.
Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Muenchen talks to his team mate Robert Lewandowski (R) during the UEFA Champions League group B match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RSC Anderlecht at Allianz Arena on September 12, 2017 in Munich, Germany.
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The inimitable Mark Lovell of ESPN, had some intriguing information released via Twitter after Bayern Munich’s 4-0 thrashing of SC Freiburg. Lovell tweeted that Kicker (likely in its print edition) was reporting that Robert Lewandowski’s agreement with new agent, Pini Zahavi, was only short-term and would expire after the summer transfer window.

It would seem that Lewandowski’s potential move out of Munich would hinge on Zahavi’s ability to convince the Bayern management to let the Polish striker leave before his contract expires. In addition, Zahavi would also have to broker a deal to a club that would meet some intense financial demands—as seen in the tweet below:

The saga of Lewy and Pini may be just starting, but not all of the news was so head scratching!

Joshua Kimmich may extend his stay in Munich

Lovell also noted that Kimmich, Die Roten’s right back phenom, will look extend his deal with Bayern for an additional two or three years. Already under contract until 2020, Kimmich would likely receive a deserved raise and also play a vital role as part of the Bayern youth movement.

If Rafinha leaves, Bayern will look to go young

With Rafinha’s future still uncertain, Bayern has spiked its scouting for a youthful replacement per Lovell. Independiente’s Fabricio Bustos and Porto’s Diolo Dalot are specifically referenced as possibilities. Last month, we wrote about Dialot when he was first mentioned as being on Bayern’s radar.