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Report: Bayern Munich focused on contract extensions and not new signings for this summer

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Contract extensions and free transfers are on the schedule for Bayern Munich this summer.

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Per a report from Abendzeitung, Bayern Munich will be focused on contract extensions for existing players this summer rather than competing in the transfer market.

Currently, Leon Goretzka’s contract extension is at the forefront of the discussion, while Niklas Süle (2022), Joshua Kimmich (2023), Serge Gnabry (2023) and Kingsley Coman (2023) are all players Bayern Munich is targeting for longer deals this summer.

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Joshua Kimmich is one of several key players that Bayern Munich is looking to extend this summer.
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Per the report, the Bavarians are seeking to ink Goretzka to a four-year-extension that would keep him with the club through the 2025/2026 season.

Interestingly, the fallout from a renewed focus on contract extensions is that Bayern Munich will reportedly not look to add any more big signings in the transfer market. Abendzeitung states that Bayern Munich is losing “five million euros per home game” and would “actually like to cut their salaries, but that is hard to convey to these top players. So you have to save elsewhere.”

Surely, that last sentence is true — no top players in the respective primes of their careers — would be willing to take a pay cut or provide much of a “home town discount.”

Abendzeitung specifically states that “there should be no further expensive purchases in the summer. The AZ learned this from internal association sources.” Bayern Munich will instead hope to find a few diamonds in the rough via free transfers.

Because players like Corentin Tolisso, Bouna Sarr, and Michaël Cuisance did not do much to bring in potential suitors over the course of this season, Bayern Munich is not counting making much — if anything — in being able to market and sell those players this summer as well.