Update 7:00AM EST
According to Sport 1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and a few English clubs have contacted Leon Goretzka, which has played a role in his contract negotiations taking a bit of a detour:
❗️News #Goretzka: Of necessity, he has a new duo of agents. He still wants to extend but disagreement on salary issues. But both sides are optimistic. However, LG has received inquiries from #realmadrid, #FCBarcelona & from confirmed ✅. @SPORT1 https://t.co/ZsOQUAlzvf— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 23, 2021
According to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), the respective contract negotiations for Leon Goretzka and Niklas Süle have veered off the path of normalcy.
Goretzka’s deal was considered to being close to final, but apparently there have been a few snags in the process. In particular, it seems like Goretzka wants to be sure that the offer is right — especially because he has brought in a new agent and is drawing interest from other clubs. Goretzka’s current deal ends in 2022:
Contract talks with Leon Goretzka are getting more difficult than expected. A new agent was brought in and the player has inquiries from other clubs. Goretzka wants to stay but Bayern's offer has to be right. He's already in contact with Julian Nagelsmann [@SPORTBILD] pic.twitter.com/BJ9ShD8Dho— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 22, 2021
As for Süle, his situation when from extremely cloudy to potentially clear. With both sides feeling the pressure of working in a condensed timeframe, there is a possibility that the player and club could agree to a one-year extension, which would allow both parties to decide if they want to continue onward with a long-term deal:
Contract talks with Niklas Süle have been on hold for a long time. A new possibility has emerged: both parties could agree to extend the contract by one year in order to win time. Chelsea are interested but no offer has been made [@SPORTBILD] pic.twitter.com/x4sJjRV4I0— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 22, 2021
Whatever happens, both players are extremely valuable commodities to Bayern Munich. A loss of either player would surely be felt on the roster.