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.
Robert Lewandowski agreement with new agent Pini Zahavi only runs till the end of summer transfer window - kicker— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) March 4, 2018
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:
Kicker adamant Bayern Munich would turn down 100 million+ offers for the "unsellable" Robert Lewandowski https://t.co/vRLWApaFnT— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) March 4, 2018
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.
Already under contract until 2020, kicker report Joshua Kimmich is set to further extend Bayern Munich stay in the coming days. A two or three year extension is on the table.— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) March 4, 2018
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.
With Rafinha's contract up at the end of the season, Bayern are scouring the market for a right-back with Fabricio Bustos of Independiente and Porto's 18-year Diogo Dalot candidates - kicker— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) March 4, 2018