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Is Ralf Rangnick part of a Newcastle United plan that could affect some players related to Bayern Munich?

The German manager could have his eye on a move to the English club and might be able to surround himself with some familiar faces.

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Earlier, we saw the news that Newcastle United is plotting a move for Bayern Munich defender and Germany international Niklas Süle.

The bigger plan, however, could have some massive implications to some players connected to Bayern Munich in one way or another if you believe the reporting of Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk.

Here are the details Falk has uncovered (aside of his earlier report on Süle):

  • Ralf Rangnick is said to be very interested in the Newcastle United managerial position. As Falk reported, “Rangnick tried before to become manager of Rangnick tried before to become manager of Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea FC. To work in the Premier League is his big dream.” While Rangnick does not have a direct connection to Bayern Munich, but his influence and reputation among German players is well-regarded. A move to Newcastle could incent some players to consider making the jump to England.
  • In recent rumors, Bayern Munich has been linked to Chelsea forward and Germany international Timo Werner. Now, Newcastle United is said to have an interest in Werner per Falk. The speedy forward is almost assuredly going to leave Chelsea next summer.
  • Finally, former Bayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho — whose career is stuck in a standstill at FC Barcelona — is yet another player who is on Newcastle United’s radar.

While a lot can still happen, it is clear that Newcastle United is going to make a splash in the transfer market next summer.